REDUCTION OF ACCIDENT SEVERITY THROUCH MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT EFFORT

To accomplish their objective, the Springfield, New Jersey police department used a multi-pronged approach. In order to exert the maximum enforcement effort, a project planning decision was made to keep the enforcement responsibility within the patrol division. A second approach involved the procurement of new scientific speed detection equipment, such as the 'speedgun' (a portable handheld radar unit). All department personnel were issued radar training manuals, impression to the potential violator of police traffic enforcement omnipresence. A program was then sep up with the local courts, whereby upon demonstration of the reliability of the 'speedgun', it was no longer necessary to call expert witnesses to establish reliability. Other phases of the approach involved gaining public acceptance of the program and program evaluation to determine law enforcement results.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Copp Organization, Incorporated

    37 West 38th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10018
  • Authors:
    • Goetzke, R E
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Criminal Justice Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM