CitationFliss, 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
AbstractBACKGROUND: 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.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleInjury Epidemiology
Author(s)Fliss, Mike Dolan
Delamater, Paul L.
Poole, Charles L.
Robinson, Whitney R.