The Interstate Model Patrol and Accident Control Technique which started in 1973 (Impact '73) was designed to test the hypothesis that with adequate manpower, it would be possible to reduce the accident rate on the Impact '73 route. The Impact highway consists of 370.5 miles of interstate highways from Yuma, Arizona to San Simon, Arizona, and was developed from work plan statistics in the five patrol districts. Manpower was allocated to stations along Interstate 8 and Interstate 10. Inclement weather in the first 4 months caused an increase in accidents, and the subsequent 8 months showed a 7 percent decrease compared to the same period in '72. The gasoline shortage also resulted in a reduction of traffic accidents. The results are also presented of a search of the records to determine if those drivers of vehicles travelling through the impact area and involved in accidents, had been in prior contact of with an officer of the department.
- This paper was presented at the Twenty-third Annual Arizona Conference on Roads and Streets.
University of Arizona, TucsonTucson, AZ United States 85721
- MILLDEBRANDT, T H
- Publication Date: 1974-4-18
- Pagination: p. 1-2
- TRT Terms: Crash rates; Energy resources; Personnel; Prevention; Safety; Weather
- Identifier Terms: Interstate Highway System
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy crisis; Patrol
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Society;
- Accession Number: 00096402
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM