A survey was conducted of 101 police agencies with traffic responsibilities, in an effort to identify minimum standards for police traffic safety performance. The chapters review qualitative literature, assess the content and reliability of data obtained from police agencies, and discuss the development of standards. Additional material deals with a recommended training and education program for police officers with traffic responsibilities, and 'presents a discussion of methodology that can be used to estimate the cost of incremental levels of police traffic service.' Based on the material collected and analyzed in this study, no 'optimal or desirable level of traffic law enforcement or standards for police performance' can be recommended. Appended material contains a police traffic services survey form, and a court survey form, and includes a discussion of survey planning, as well as a lengthy bibliography. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Travelers Research Center, Inc

  • Authors:
    • Fennessey, E
    • Barkenstein, R
  • Publication Date: 1968

Media Info

  • Pagination: 505 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Criminal Justice Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-6604
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM