The report presents an evaluation of the Sacramento, California Selective Traffic Enforcement Program. The Sacramento STEP involved seven different experiments. The most significant was enforcement for driving under the influence (DUI) which was a continuing experiment over the life of the project. The evaluation revealed an exact correlation between fatal accidents and the times of DUI enforcement. Other countermeasures tested under the Sacramento STEP were patrol, radar and fixed point efforts. As part of the evaluation effort a mathematical model was also developed. Another part of the Sacramento STEP was the development of judges' conferences. These conferences were meetings with representatives of the police, prosecution and judicial elements of the traffic system. These meetings were very effective in improving the system and alleviating problems that previously existed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with PRC Information Sciences Co., McLean, Va.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sacramento City Police Department

    Sacramento, CA  United States 

    PRC Information Sciences Company

    7600 Old Springhouse Road
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McEwen, T
    • Brazil, F
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801-982 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-109-1-155
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1977 12:00AM