Starting Date: March 2006
Completion Date: August 2008
The objective of the PEPPER project is to enhance the effectiveness and
efficiency of the police enforcement of road traffic. The project looks
critically at all relevant aspects of enforcement, such as target behaviours,
the detection of infringements, administrative and legal handling after
infringement, decisions concerning the volume, location and timing of
enforcement, effects of enforcement on road user behaviour and accidents,
enforcement methods and tools, collection of enforcement data, and enforcement
in the social context. Speeding, drink driving and use of seat belts are
especially targeted. The need for improved enforcement data and better
understanding of the impacts is recognised, and the potential of innovative
technologies in the different links of the enforcement chain is studied. The
work is organised in five work packages (WP).
WP1 (Strategic, legal, administrative and social context of TLE)
studies the role of enforcement in traffic safety policies, and analyses the
roles of different stakeholders. The results indicate how the enforcement
chain could be strengthened.
WP2 (Model for enforcement data collection systems and associated
pilots) develops models for strategic enforcement monitoring databases. The
results serve the development of enforcement methods and monitor-ing and
planning of enforcement.
WP3 (Innovative technologies and approaches for improving compliance
with traffic laws) studies the pos-sibilities and cost benefit ratio of modern
machine vision and communication technologies in enforcement.
WP4 (Good practices in traffic enforcement) defines good practices in
traffic enforcement by studying current practices, producing scientific
estimates of the effectiveness and efficiency of different enforcement
methods, assessing monitoring and evaluation methods and surveying current
realities in TLE.
WP5 (Dissemination) concentrates on spreading the results across
relevant stakeholders in Europe. To en-sure maximum penetration and easy
access, the results are disseminated also in targeted seminars, on CD-rom and
in the internet, in addition to more conventional media. New member states are
especially targeted to.
The consortium includes leading European road safety research institutes and
the European traffic police.