Final Report of project PEPPER: PEPPER Deliverable 17

Veli-Pekka Kallberg, David Zaidel, Truls Vaa, Jan Malenstein, Anu Siren, Evangelia Gaitanidou

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The project PEPPER (Police Enforcement Policy and Programmes on European Roads) aimed to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of traffic law enforcement on EU roads. While the focus of the project was on traffic policing, the whole enforcement chain was examined- from policy choices about the role of police in road safety, through traffic law making, traffic police enforcement practices and the handling of driving offences by the courts. The focus of the project was on the enforcement of speeding, drink-driving and use of seat belts. With regard to these unsafe behaviours, more detailed analyses were made of the planning and implementation of their actual enforcement across member states, the potential of new technologies to support better enforcement and improved compliance, and of the conditions and means to disseminate good practices for effective traffic policing. The availability of enforcement data in Member States was surveyed and suggestions were made concerning uniform, EU-wide enforcement data collection methods and databases. Innovative technologies in Traffic Law Enforcement were described and their potentials assessed, including the applications regarding cross-border enforcement. Good practices were described concerning strategic planning and tactical deployment in traffic law enforcement as well as collection and use of enforcement data for monitoring and evaluation purposes. The knowledge of the effects of enforcement in key areas was updated by applying meta-analysis to previous studies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEuropean Commission EC
Number of pages144
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study


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