This work serves to suggest another means of analyzing traffic law systems. The author summarizes and analyzes existing classifications of law systems when they are applied to traffic. These classifications of law systems include: traditional traffic law; jurisprudential policy; laissez-faire traffic law systems; flow-orientated and safety-orientated traffic law systems; legalistic traffic law systems. The author concludes that these four types of traffic law systems lack pertinent, quantifiable indicators. He presents a methodology using such indicators in categories reflecting the five major entities involved in traffic law systems: Legislators, law enforcement agencies, prosecution agencies, courts and correction agencies. After a particular system, e.g., law enforcement, is analyzed, the mean score of all indicators would indicate to which class, e.g., laissez-faire, a particular system belongs. The author's typological approach could be applied to other parts of our criminal justice system. Similar typologies could be constructed for any sociolegal system with conflicting goals and objectives. Limitations are pointed out.

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    National Safety Council

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  • Authors:
    • Streib, V L
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00098576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-007-1-100
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM