System Analysis of ASE Implementation

A number of studies have shown the use of speed cameras for Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) to be effective in reducing traffic speeds. However, despite the effectiveness of speed camera programs for ASE, it is often difficult to establish public acceptance for these programs and put them into place. The success of speed camera programs often depends on the way they are introduced. There are many variables in ASE development and delivery that may affect the level of public acceptance for given speed camera programs, as well as its success. These variables include the degree to which programs were set up and implemented according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines, specific target sites for the ASE (school zones, work zones, etc.), program funding and revenue flow (who pays for it and how, who profits from revenue, how it is promoted), nature of citations issued (cite vehicle or cite driver), penalties for violations (level of fines, points on license, etc.), presence of other automated enforcement (red light cameras), level of traditional speed law enforcement, existence and results of program evaluations, media reports and level of media exposure, and level of public acceptance. The objectives of this study are to (1) determine how each of the existing speed camera programs in the United States was developed and implemented; (2) examine other variables that have affected these speed camera programs; and (3) Determine how all of these variables, including the use of NHTSA Guidelines, have affected the success of these programs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See DOT HS 812 257 "System Analysis of Automated Speed Enforcement Implementation."


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $399901.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Atkins, Randolph

  • Performing Organizations:

    M. Davis and Company, Incorporated

    Philadelphia, PA  United States 
  • Start Date: 20100618
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160400
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Speeding
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31040

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01490695
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-09-D-00136
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2013 1:01AM