Evaluation of Traffic Law Sanctions

For the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the Department of Transportation, ILJ conducted a two-year study of the impact of traffic law sanctions (fines, jail, and license suspension and revocation) on the driving habits of motorists. Extensive data collection included analyzing driving records, interviewing drivers, and observing driving offenses and police enforcement in North Carolina, Colorado, and Maryland. The final report explored the application of deterrence theory to police traffic programs.