CONCENTRATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM--PARK RIDGE, ILLINOIS

A one year program of concentrated Traffic Enforcement initiated by Park Ridge, Illinois, Police Department in July 1976 failed to meet its primary objective of accident reduction along a segment of Oakton Street, from the Tri-State Tollway to Greenwood Avenue. (In fact, not only did the area share with the rest of the city an increase in the total number of accidents, but it saw an increase in personal injury accidents while the rest of the city underwent a decrease.) Among the contributing factors were: part-time rather than full-time supervision of officers involved in the project, the lack of training in traffic enforcement for the part-time officers, most of the enforcement being directed against violations which were probably not prime contributors to accident frequency, the choice of a street heavy with transient motorists unaffected by the local public information campaign, and the physical problems associated with traffic law enforcement at busy intersections.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was prepared for Project PTG-4540-856. Cover title: Illinois Traffic Safety Programs Report of Evaluation or Assessment.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Division of Traffic Safety, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  USA  62764
  • Authors:
    • Pivovarnik, D L
    • Raub, R A
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM