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Title: Rural Initiatives for Traffic Safety: A Guide to the Office of Sheriff and Other Law Enforcement Officials in Rural Communities
Corporate Author: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 127
Sponsoring Agency: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Grant Number: DTNH-22-91-Z-05036
Sale Source: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
1450 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual is intended to help sheriffs and other law enforcement administrators reduce the number, frequency, and severity of traffic crashes on their rural, non-interstate roads through planning and implementing specific programs related to the problem.
Abstract: The guidelines aim to assist rural law enforcement administrators in identifying specific problems related to traffic safety and to describe successful law enforcement programs and strategies currently used to solve similar problems. The guidebook also focuses on public information and education programs that will help administrators involve the community by gaining needed community support and raise motorists' awareness of the local crash problem. Finally, the manual suggests ways to develop a cooperative atmosphere among other highway safety professions to help identify and correct specific highway safety problems in a community. It notes that problems directly associated with rural traffic enforcement are the lack of funds to purchase basic equipment for enforcement and crash investigations, unavailability of quality training in drunk driving enforcement, lack of training in the use of speed enforcement equipment, and negative attitudes toward traffic law enforcement. Appended lists of publications and sources of technical assistance, information and materials from South Carolina, and related materials
Main Term(s): Rural policing
Index Term(s): Highway safety; Traffic law enforcement
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