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/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Division of Traffic Safety, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764
  • Authors:
    • Dougherty, D A
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM