The Village of Skokie instituted a unique Bicycle Rules Enforcement Project in summer 1977. Civilian bicycle patrols were recruited to enforce traffic laws applicable to bicyclists. They made over 5,000 enforcement contacts during the thirteen weeks of operation. Violators were referred to a bicycle traffic court staffed by responsible high school students. An extensive public information and education campaign was conducted. Full use was made of media sources--newspapers, radio, and television. Although Skokie achieved a 26 percent reduction in accidents over the same three-month period in 1976, the possibility that this resulted from chance fluctuations cannot be ruled out. Observation of this project in future years should provide additional criteria for evaluation. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Division of Traffic Safety, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764
  • Authors:
    • Benages, C J
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proj. PS7-5365-128
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM