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[Vic] Evaluation of Community Policing and Education program

Discussion in 'Research, Studies, and Data' started by TonyE, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. The Community Policing and Education Project was launched by VicRoads and Victoria Police in 2009 to reduce the likelihood of motorcycle crashes through a combination of enforcement and education countermeasures. The Centre for Automotive Safety Research at the University of Adelaide was chosen to evaluate the effectiveness of the Project using a range of methods. These methods include a process evaluation, analysis of crash data, on-road speed surveys, an online survey of motorcyclists, and roadside traffic observation. This final report provides an analysis of data collected during all phases of the evaluation.

    The evaluation of this levy funded program is available at http://casr.adelaide.edu.au/publications/subject/?id=1283

    Some of the findings:

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  2. Relative to the alternatives, community policing and education may not be the worst strategy. But they still appear to need a bit of rigour applied to their interpretation:

    Come on. More penalties issued in the city, less in the country - but they can't BOTH be considered 'indicators of success'. Impartial critical analysis hasn't been their strong point.

    Still, it's good that they are dealing with phone use.
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  3. ^ was going to say something very similar...
  4. In Cape Town they now confiscate driver's mobiles. Could do with that here!

    This addition to the current cell phone law was put into place because the police department didn’t see any reduction in mobile phone use despite issuing approximately 8,000 fines during June. When asked about the fines, Deputy Chief of traffic services Andre Nel stated “We are giving out lots of fines but obviously it is not a deterrent.”

    Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile...phones-from-distracted-drivers/#ixzz21tXmU7kd
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