Two separate projects that could be beneficial to law enforcement officials in planning traffic enforcement strategy are discussed: the establishment of a computer based, selective traffic enforcement compaign (involves assigning police officers on the basis of when and where accidents are likely to occur); an attempt to identify specific unsafe driving acts (UDA) frequently associated with accidents. Twenty common UDA's were identified and six of these were selected for monitoring: running a traffic control; driving left-of-center; speeding; following too closely; pulling a front of oncoming traffic; and turning in front of oncoming traffic. Data is being collected and analyzed to determine how frequently each UDA is detected by law enforcement personnel. The study results could be used by law enforcement agencies to monitor traffic situations that could lead to accidents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599
  • Authors:
    • Smith, L A
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153009
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM