MODEL COMMUNITY SPEED CONTROL PROGRAM

With the repeal of the National Maximum Speed Limit, states can enact higher speed limits on their roadways. This means that motorists may be driving faster than before, which may result in higher speeds on roads where speed limits have not changed. Communities will be looking for ways to keep speed-related traffic crashes down, while setting higher limits. This paper discusses the Model Community Speed Control Program, the purpose of which is to assist managers of police traffic units with an example of an effective and efficient approach to control speed and the associated crash problems in their community. The program has four phases - crash and speed assessment, community speed problem awareness, systematic speed enforcement, and program evaluation.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 2 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00803535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2001 12:00AM