Combined High-Visibility Enforcement: Determining the Effectiveness (National Academy of Sciences)

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines high-visibility enforcement (HVE) as a universal traffic safety approach designed to create deterrence and change unlawful traffic behaviors. HVE combines highly visible and proactive law enforcement targeting a specific traffic safety issue. Law enforcement efforts are combined with visibility elements and a publicity strategy to educate the public and promote voluntary compliance with the law.

BTSCRP Research Report 10: Combined High-Visibility Enforcement: Determining the Effectiveness, from the Transportation Research Board’s Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program, provides State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) and other safety organizations with an improved understanding of safety outcomes associated with conducting combined HVE.

Supplemental to the report are Appendices A and B, which contain the survey given to agencies and a summary of common data collected and metrics used to implement and evaluate HVE campaigns, an Implementation Plan, and Recommendations for additional research.