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Re-prioritizing Traffic Stops to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crash Outcomes and Racial Disparities

Citation

Fliss, Mike Dolan; Baumgartner, Frank; Delamater, Paul L.; Marshall, Steve; Poole, Charles L.; & Robinson, Whitney R. (2020). Re-prioritizing Traffic Stops to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crash Outcomes and Racial Disparities. Injury Epidemiology, 7(1), 3. PMCID: PMC6970293

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Law enforcement traffic stops are one of the most common entryways to the US justice system. Conventional frameworks suggest traffic stops promote public safety by reducing dangerous driving practices and non-vehicular crime. Law enforcement agencies have wide latitude in enforcement, including prioritization of stop types: (1) safety (e.g. moving violation) stops, (2) investigatory stops, or (3) economic (regulatory and equipment) stops. In order to prevent traffic crash fatalities and reduce racial disparities, the police department of Fayetteville, North Carolina significantly re-prioritized safety stops.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40621-019-0227-6

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Injury Epidemiology

Author(s)

Fliss, Mike Dolan
Baumgartner, Frank
Delamater, Paul L.
Marshall, Steve
Poole, Charles L.
Robinson, Whitney R.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

7

Issue Number

1

Pages

3

PMCID

PMC6970293

Reference ID

13029