Case Studies Suggest Practical Ways to Increase the Visibility of High-Visibility Enforcement Programs [Traffic Tech]
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Case Studies Suggest Practical Ways to Increase the Visibility of High-Visibility Enforcement Programs [Traffic Tech]

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      High-visibility enforcement (HVE) models are an effective strategy to reduce impaired driving. They work by increasing drivers’ perceived risk of being stopped and arrested by law enforcement if they choose to drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Two common enforcement strategies are sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. Checkpoints concentrate law enforcement officers at the roadside to identify impaired drivers who are passing through. Saturation patrols direct additional officers to patrol a limited area where impaired driving is prevalent. Both strategies use highly visible elements to ensure motorists see them. When publicity and communications combine with enforcement efforts, the result is a rise in awareness and the perception of an increased likelihood of detection of impaired driving among drivers. Large and small law enforcement agencies conduct HVE campaigns throughout the year in a variety of ways, and each has common elements. NHTSA gathered information from HVE programs currently operating in the United States and documented six case studies that demonstrate different strategies. There are three counties (Anoka County, Minnesota; Charles County, Maryland; and Pasco County, Florida), one city (Escondido, California), one region of a State (Southeast Wisconsin), and one multiple-jurisdiction program (Delaware, Kentucky, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia). Each case study in the reviewed report describes the HVE program’s history, enforcement strategies, visibility elements, operation, resources, use of media, educational components, funding, support from political leaders and the community, barriers encountered, strengths of the program, and statistics (such as number of checkpoints, number of officers per saturation patrol, impaired-driving crashes, arrests, or convictions before and after the program began), as available.
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