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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Traffic Research Report.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Transport, New Zealand

    Road Transport Division, Private Bag
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Toomath, J B
    • ENG, M
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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