THE ALLOCATION OF TRAFFIC POLICE RESOURCES. A SHORT REPORT ON THE THREE-YEAR RESEARCH PROGRAMME

This brief report outlines the work carried out during A three-year programme of research called "Project 2001 - Study of the allocation of traffic police resources". The terms of reference were stated broadly as "to use scientific and technical techniques and equipment to assist the traffic police in the development of methods of allocating their resources, in order to meet their objectives". However, the programme was designed to relate specifically to a reduction in the number and severity of road accidents, with a small study of congestion bearing in mind that the cost to the community of road accidents in 1975, estimated by the Transport and Road Research Laboratory was 815 M with at least as much again for congestion. Sussex was chosen as the experimental area. Sections of the report are devoted to the principles of systematic resource allocation; traffic policing activities; accident risk studies; the effectiveness of police activities; operational scheduling experiments; and the design of a possible scheduling system for a traffic zone. The report is intended to present those parts of the study which are most relevant to operational traffic policing, and hence the principal results are given with sufficient background material only to set them in context. A section summarises those aspects of the research which showed potential value and, where found possible, makes firm recommendations. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Home Office, Police Scientific Development Branch

    Horseferry House, Dean Ryle Street
    London,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Mem 24/77 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM