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NCJ Number: 228473 Find in a Library
Title: Ontario Provincial Traffic Safety Program
Journal: The Police Chief  Volume:76  Issue:7  Dated:July 2009  Pages:30-34
Author(s): Julian Fantino
Date Published: July 2009
Page Count: 5
Document: DOC
Publisher: http://www.theiacp.org/ 
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents an overview on the success and effectiveness of the Ontario Provincial Police's (OPP's) Provincial Traffic Safety Program (PTSP).
Abstract: In developing the Provincial Traffic Safety Program (PTSP) in 2008, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) identified the major contributing factors to traffic deaths and injuries and then designed a focused program to address them. Focusing on excessive speed, occupant restraint, and impaired driving, the OPP addressed the strategies of high visibility, professional traffic stops, cultural change, looking beyond the plate, partnership and stakeholder involvement, data integrity, and focused planning. The combination of workable traffic laws, enhanced public education, a focused highway safety program like the PTSP, and full support from frontline personnel has produced some remarkable and encouraging results in Ontario. Preliminary statistics in 2009 indicate that the number of deaths and injuries on Ontario highways continues to decline compared with 2008 numbers. 3 notes
Main Term(s): Highway safety
Index Term(s): Canada; Highway traffic management; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic offenses
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