Tracking State Traffic Citation and Adjudication Outcomes

The objective of this research is to develop a methodology that enables and facilitates tracking of cases from citation/arrest to final disposition. The research should (1) examine and document state traffic adjudication/disposition efforts that (a) identifies current practices in all states for tracking cases from citation/arrest to final disposition (including driver history); (b) identifies commonalities and differences in state practices; (c) describes current challenges and gaps in data collection, quality, tracking, and sharing; (2) suggest methods for data sharing, permissions, and accessibility; and (3) develop a toolkit of innovative strategies to facilitate communication between state highway safety offices and adjudication decision makers. The research should address a broad range of issues related to traffic adjudication and disposition efforts such as, but not limited to the following: (1) Consider different classifications of case filings (e.g., payable offenses with no court appearance required, misdemeanors, and felonies) for categorizing current practices; (2) Document state legislative reporting requirements for courts; (3) Identify key incentives and disincentives for courts to implement or improve their case management systems; (4) Identify automation and efficiency opportunities for court record systems; (5).Outline privacy and data security implications; and (6) Examine inter-jurisdictional reciprocity issues and suggest potential solutions.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project BTS-04

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Governors Highway Safety Association

    444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Suite 722
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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

    Rogers, William

  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
  • Principal Investigators:

    Owens, Justin

  • Start Date: 20190103
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01654280
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project BTS-04
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2017 3:03PM