2.2 High-Visibility Enforcement
Use: † Use is low for aggressive driving, but use of short-term, HVE campaigns for speeding is more widespread Low-Medium
Use is low for aggressive driving, but use of short-term, HVE campaigns for speeding is more widespread Time: Medium
High-visibility enforcement campaigns have been used to deter speeding and aggressive driving through specific and general deterrence. In the HVE model, law enforcement targets certain high-crash or high-violation geographical areas using either expanded regular patrols or designated aggressive driving patrols. The objective is to convince the public that speeding and aggressive driving actions are likely to be detected and that offenders will be arrested and punished.
Effectiveness Concerns: This countermeasure has been examined in several research studies. Overall, the findings regarding countermeasure effectiveness are inconclusive. While some studies suggest that high-visibility, anti-speeding and aggressive driving enforcement campaigns produce some safety-related benefits, other comparable studies show no benefits or even negative outcomes.
Further information about the known research, potential effectiveness, costs, use, and time to implement is available in Appendix A3, 2.2.