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Title: Traffic Law Enforcement and Adjudication Data Subsystem Feasibility Study
Author(s): E Wright
Corporate Author: New York State
Dept of Motor Vehicles
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 164
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State
Albany, NY 12226
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A study was conducted regarding the need for and feasibility of developing a uniform traffic ticket and a traffic ticket monitoring system to be used throughout New York State.
Abstract: Lacking are statewide controls or statistical records which would permit meaningful analysis of violation information, accident causation, effects of driver improvement programs, and court realignment needs. Study information was gathered via a literature review, correspondence with other States and territories, and meetings with individuals from both State agencies and private organizations. Findings indicated that a complete and uniform system would benefit the State in the areas of highway safety, law enforcement, finances, and standardization. A data subsystem was proposed which would provide standard forms and procedures for processing all traffic tickets issued in the State, a complete accountability system for these tickets, and traffic law enforcement and adjudication data which would permit comprehensive traffic safety research and more efficient and effective program management and evaluation. The system would be sufficiently flexible in design to permit expansion of the present administrative adjudication system without duplication of efforts, services, or costs. Under the proposed system, all traffic ticket processing operations would be carried out through a joint effort by the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Division of State Police. Nine appendixes describe the present system and its problems, present data on the relationship between accidents and traffic citation convictions, and provide related materials. Twenty attachments include 56 references, data from other States, information on the study methodology, and related materials. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Citations; Feasibility studies; Information processing; Information Systems and Technology; New York; Records management; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic violation warnings
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