Atlanta police officer invents traffic enforcement aid

Directing traffic in busy metro Atlanta can be hazardous. As someone with first-hand knowledge of the dangers, Officer Deidre Goodwin was inspired to create gloves to help make her more visible. After some close calls while directing traffic she created the HaltzGlove.

According to a report from, Goodwin said she hopes the gloves will keep cops safer.

She designed them with a reflective striping on both sides – because she said she couldn’t find something similar on the market.

The gloves are visible from 1,250 linear feet away, glow in the dark, and have an “X” on the palm to symbolize “stop” and an arrow on the back to help direct drivers.

The glove has been adopted by agencies in Atlanta, Cobb, and DeKalb counties, among others, according to the report.