NORTH DAKOTA SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP). FINAL EVALUATION
The report presents an evaluation of the North Dakota Selective Traffic Enforcement Program. Five experiments in two counties were evaluated. It was found that the STEP activities of live patrol and conspicuous observation in Grand Forks County were associated with significant reductions in accidents and injuries during a time when these parameters were increasing in the rest of the State. In Cass county it was found that radar speed enforcement combined with a public information campaign was associated with a dramatic increase in compliance with the speed limit. Portable pre-arrest breath testers were given by enforcement officers assigned to experimental groups and their records were compared to officers assigned control groups. The officers with the device made significantly more arrests with significantly lower BAC's than those without. A special speed enforcement study yielded inconclusive results due to speed recording equipment problems resulting in inadequate data.
- See also PB-252 017.
North Dakota State Highway PatrolBismarck, ND USA
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Hackman, KDJ
- Hayes, L B
- Publication Date: 1976-4
- Pagination: 179 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohol breath tests; Blood alcohol levels; Control groups; Drivers; Experiments; Highway traffic control; Injuries; Law enforcement; Police; Prevention; Publicity; Radar; Regulations; Rural areas; Safety; Speed control; Speed limits; Traffic crashes; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Enforcement; Motor vehicle accidents; Patrol
- Geographic Terms: North Dakota
- Old TRIS Terms: Selectivity
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00133327
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-874
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-224-2-384
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM