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Effect of High-Visibility Enforcement on Motor Vehicle Crashes

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James Williams
Date Published
June 2020
2 pages
This article examines two high-visibility enforcement plans developed from analyzing traffic crash data in target areas.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 6.4 million motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States reported by police in 2017. Compared to other areas of policing, research on traffic enforcement and the role of police in reducing crashes is relatively limited. In Nashville, a concerted effort was made to delve into the traffic crash data and use that data to create a strategy to reduce crashes in the target areas. This article examines the two high-visibility enforcement plans developed from analyzing that data. It will be published in a digest, which will be a collection of entries written by participants of NIJ's Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholars program.