Evaluation of Operation Radar

This report describes an evaluation of a police operation, code named Operation Radar, which aimed to establish how methods and levels of policing in London affect road casualty rates. Operation Radar was planned and implemented by the Metropolitan Police Service Traffic Operational Command Unit. It was designed to increase the visible presence of police on a stretch of the A23 in Surrey. Teams of officers concentrated on mobile phone, seat belt and speed offences for four weeks in May 2008. A mixture of police enforcement methods were employed, including static speed checks and mobile patrolling on motorcycles. A high number of fixed penalty notices were handed out during the operation and mean and 85th percentile speeds reduced significantly during the period, as did the proportion of drivers exceeding the speed limit.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 65p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 379

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01384164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781846087622
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 4:15PM