coordinated, data-driven, properly implemented and evaluated enforcement plan that incorporates training, marketing, national issues, and prosecutorial support has great potential to be effective in raising the deterrence effect on motorists at local and State levels. Effective enforcement is one component of a successful traffic safety program. However, traffic enforcement alone is not a panacea for all traffic safety issues. Enforcement must be integrated into a comprehensive traffic safety management system that goes beyond general deterrence and seeks changes to societal values.
iiNational Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 52, No. 9 Table E. Deaths and percentage of total deaths for the 10 leading causes by race, United States, 2001, available at
iiiGHSA Membership List, available at http://www.statehighwaysafety.org/html/about/pdf/memberslist_generic_052005.pdf
ivNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Communications Plan 2005, available at http://nhtsa.gov/people/injury/NewmediaForumWeb/MediaForumPlanner/images/
vNational Media Forum on Highway Safety, NHTSA, Nov. 2004, available at nhtsa.gov/people/injury/NewmediaForumWeb/images/Alice.pdf