SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC "BLITZES"
This report analyses the effects of a month long intensive traffic enforcement programme conducted in Christchurch - a metropolitan area of population 280,000. It also reviews the long term effects of a similar programme conducted earlier in 1973 in Hamilton City - population 80,000. It is concluded that this enforcement technique successfully reduced accidents in both areas and had a lingering effect of two to six months. To assist in the analysis, before, during and after checks of road user behaviour, public attitudes, traffic offences and accidents were made. In the case of accidents appropriate comparisons were made with control areas.
- Traffic Research Report.
Ministry of Transport, New ZealandRoad Transport Division, Private Bag
Wellington, New Zealand
- Toomath, J B
- ENG, M
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Attitudes; Behavior; Crash investigation; Crash rates; Drivers; Metropolitan areas; Prevention; Safety; Traffic law enforcement
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00098802
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: No: TRR-11
- Files: TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM