CITY OF TACOMA SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP)
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.
- Prepared in cooperation with Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, Calif.
Tacoma, City of, Washington755 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA United States 98402
Washington, DC United States 20590
Stanford Research Institute333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA United States 94025
- Serdinov, S M
- David, N A
- Publication Date: 1976-4
- Pagination: 90 p.
- TRT Terms: Attitudes; Behavior; Crashes; Demonstration projects; Drivers; Experiments; Highway traffic control; Law enforcement; Metropolitan areas; Penalties; Police; Prevention; Publicity; Safety; Traffic crashes; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic safety; Urban areas; Visibility
- Uncontrolled Terms: Enforcement; Motor vehicle accidents
- Geographic Terms: Washington (State)
- Old TRIS Terms: Selectivity
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Operations and Traffic Management; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- 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