How to Make Selective Enforcement Work: Lessons from Completed Evaluations

Report No: 87-R15

Published in 1986

About the report:

Selective enforcement, the practice of targeting specific traffic offenses which figure prominently in the crash problems experienced by a community, is an integral part of practically every traffic safety program. The purpose of this report was to summarize the findings of several evaluations of selective enforcement projects and to propose a series of steps that might aid successful implementation of such projects.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Jack D. Jernigan

Last updated: December 30, 2023

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