IMPACT PROGRAM EVALUATION IN CONNECTICUT (55MPH)

During the period from September 1978 to March 1981 the Connecticut State Police Department participated in a demonstration project to determine the relationship between patrol level (units deployed) and motorists' compliance with the speed limit on segments of interstate highways. Phase I of the project was a pilot test of the instrumentation and procedures to be employed while Phase II involved the systematic deployment of one, two, four or six patrol units on four different highway segments. Automatic recording devices were used to continuously record the speeds of vehicles passing through the segments. The results of the study indicated that increased enforcement significantly reduced the proportion of motorists exceeding 60 mph, that more arrests per trooper were made during the increased enforcement deployments, and that fine revenues more than offset the costs of the increased patrols.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Connecticut State Police Department

    Special Operations Unit, 294 Colony Street
    Meriden, CT  United States  06450

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Moore, G H
    • Ulmer, R G
  • Publication Date: 1981-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346199
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-806 002
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-02048
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM