Video Collection of Traffic Violations for Public Education and Regulatory Changes

North Carolina has become one of the most sought after states to live in recent years as a result of job growth and affordable housing. This has inevitably resulted in substantial growth in traffic volumes and sometimes even a fast-paced, competitive lifestyle. Unfortunately, a possible consequence is more and more unsafe driving, particularly in areas where congestion is an issue. Legislators are often placed in the difficult position of having to ensure the safety of the driving public through unpopular legislation, such as red light cameras and automated speed enforcement. Likewise, the general public often does not fully understand the reasoning behind such legislation, assuming that lawmakers are simply trying to increase revenue for government spending, and not truly just trying to keep the public safe. This project will initially serve as a proof of concept and will provide legislators, law enforcement, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) with actual footage of dangerous events at known problem areas across Raleigh, North Carolina. Having a database of specific events at intersections and road segments across the capital city will provide legislators a tool with which to educate the general public when legislation is being considered that is unpopular to citizens of the state. This database will also provide law enforcement and the NCDOT the opportunity to adequately train police officers and engineers on what to look for regarding enforcement and design, respectively, at various known or suspected problem areas with respect to road geometry, signal operations, crosswalk configurations, etc.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Start Date: 20160801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01610767
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 2017-14
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2016 4:32PM