Connie H. Wiliszowski
John H. Lacey
Elizabeth Cyr
Ralph K. Jones

April 2001

Prepared for:
U.S. Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Washington, DC 20590

Contract Number DTNH22-98-D-25079

Mid-America Research Institute, Inc. of New England
Winchester, Massachusetts

Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.
 DOT HS 809 269
2. Government Accession No.
3. Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle

A Trend Analysis of Traffic Law Enforcement in the United States

5. Report Date
June 2001
6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)

Wiliszowski, C.H.; Lacey, J.H.; Cyr, E.; Jones, R.K.

8. Performing Organization Report No.


9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Mid-America Research Institute
611 Main Street
Winchester, MA 01890

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Research and Traffic Records
400 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered
Final Report
14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes

Dr. Patricia Ellison-Potter was the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for this project.

16. Abstract

This project assessed traffic law enforcement trends in eleven jurisdictions (State of California; San Diego, California; Douglas County, Colorado; State of Delaware, State of Florida; Orange County, Florida; Seminole County, Florida; Palos Heights, Illinois; Guilford County, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; and Fairfax County, Virginia). Data were collected, as available, including citation, violation, labor and budgetary information. The data were analyzed and comparisons were made where appropriate.

17. Key Words

Traffic Citations
Traffic Trends
Safety Belts
Law Enforcement Agencies
Traffic Enforcement Trends
Moving Violations

18. Distribution Statement

This report is available from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161, (703) 605-6000, and from the NHTSA web site at

19. Security Classif. (of this report)


20. Security Classif. (of this page)


21. No. of Pages


22. Price
Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized

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