RESEARCH ON TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT: EFFECTS OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF LEGISLATION ON ROAD USER BEHAVIOUR AND TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
Enforcement is a crucial factor in many road safety counter-measures. The philosophy underlying traffic law enforcement is that compliance with traffic regulations will effect the safe and efficient movement of all road users. As the effectiveness of enforcement action is open to question and because of the large costs and administrative problems involved, policy decisions in this area are especially difficult. The report provides an overview of the major elements in the traffic law enforcement system and includes a survey of national practice. A comprehensive review of research on the effects of enforcement of legislation on traffic offences only, traffic accidents only and both traffic offences and accidents is carried out and the findings summarised. Research presently being undertaken is indicated. Finally, guidelines based on the present state of the art and the collective expertise and experience of the Group are set out and future research needs are identified.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and DevelopmentRoad Research Group, 2 Rue Andre-Pascal
Paris, France 75775
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 110 p.
- TRT Terms: Guidelines; Highway safety; Impacts; Surveys; Traffic crashes; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic regulations
- Uncontrolled Terms: Traffic laws; Violations
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00081517
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM