The experiment employed in the project was designed to evaluate the contributions to highway safety that result from State Police use of Citizen's Band (CB) radio. The experiment shows that State Police use of CB radio, (1) improves response times to requests for assistance, (2) increases the number of reports on unsafe driving acts and conditions, (3) increases public and State Police participation in reporting and responding to highway safety related incidents, and (4) provides for a public/State Police interface. The results obtained from two opinion polls are described. The public opinion poll indicates a high level of acceptance by the public for State Police use of CB radios. The State Trooper opinion poll indicates a high level of troopers acceptance of CB radios and agreements among troopers that CB radio use helps them in the performance of their duties. Recommendations are presented on how the effectiveness of CB radio and related communication supporting the highway system can be improved.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Advanced Technology Systems, Inc. Arlington, VA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Police

    Traffic Section, 1220 Washington Avenue, Bldg 22
    Albany, NY  United States  12226

    Advanced Technology Systems, Incorporated

    2425 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA  United States  22201

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Giangualano, N F
    • Crounse, K S
    • McPhail, R G
    • DeFrancesco, H F
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-581 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01436
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM