The effectiveness of roads policing strategies

  • Published: Smith, L., Lawton, B., Beard, G., Durrell, L., Scoons, J., and Lloyd, L., 2015
  • Authors: Smith, L., Lawton, B., Beard, G., Durrell, L., Scoons, J., and Lloyd, L.
  • Date Added: 07 Apr 2016
  • Last Update: 07 Apr 2016
  • Format: html

Objectives

To evaluate the effectiveness of enforcement in Hampshire and the Thames Valley.

Methodology

The project team undertook four distinct tasks:

  • A literature review

  • An analysis of driver offence data

  • An analysis of collision data

  • A series of compliance surveys

Key Findings:

  • Data suggested that special focus should be given to offenders who are male and under the age of 30.

  • Speed was found to be a particular problem during evenings and weekend; the combination of engineering solutions and fixed speed cameras could help alleviate the issue.

  • Seat belt wearing rates are generally high.

  • Mobile phone use has increased in recent years with males being more likely to use a mobile phone while driving.

Themes

speeding; drink-driving; mobile phone use; age and gender comparisons

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