SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM CHAMPAIGN-INTERIUM EVALUATION REPORT
The Champaign, Illinois Police Department, in conjunction with the University of Illinois Police Department, has been operating a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) since July 1, 1976. Efforts are directed at reducing vehicular accidents resulting from traffic violations within a targeted area that contains ten high-accident intersections. In addition to spending 80 hours of patrol, weekly, within the targeted area, a public information campaign has been conducted. This report assesses the effectiveness of the program at the end of six months. Major findings to date: significant decreases in the speed of motor vehicles; a reduction in the number of violations being committed by motorists; a significant reduction of accidents occurring within the targeted area. Some changes for more effectively utilizing the program's manpower are recommended. /Author/
Springfield, IL USA 62764
- Dougherty, D A
- Publication Date: 1977-5
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 26 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash rates; Deployment; Intersections; Motor vehicles; Police patrol; Police traffic services; Speed; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety; Traffic speed; Traffic violators
- Non-Preferred Terms: Accident black spots; Accident prone locations; High accident locations; Hotspot
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00157182
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM