The city of Tacoma Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) was one of several demonstration programs sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The purpose of these programs was to examine various methods of selective enforcement and their relationship to accidents. The Tacoma STEP was unique in that new and somewhat controversial methods of enforcement were researched. The program was conducted as a series of experiments. The degree of penalty severity, methods of violator contact, officer vehicle visibility, officer scheduling, driver attitude toward the program, and effects on future driving behavior were examined in detail. Accident effects of the various methods were studied at a very localized level and on a city-wide basis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, Calif.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Tacoma, City of, Washington

    755 Tacoma Avenue South
    Tacoma, WA  United States  98402

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Stanford Research Institute

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  United States  94025
  • Authors:
    • Serdinov, S M
    • David, N A
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 90 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-872
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-225-2-385
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM