Identifying Issues Related to Deployment of Automated Speed Enforcement

Frank Douma, Lee Munnich, Joe Loveland, Thomas Garry
July 2012
Report no. CTS 12-23

Abstract

Automated speed enforcement (ASE) has been shown to be one of the most effective strategies for reducing speeding by vehicles and improving road safety. However, the perception that ASE is unpopular and controversial has limited its use by policymakers in the United States. This report investigates whether this perception is justified in Minnesota by conducting a public opinion survey of Minnesota residents about their views of ASE. In light of the survey results, the report then examines the legal and related political obstacles for deploying ASE in Minnesota, and outlines a strategy for moving forward with ASE in Minnesota in select areas.

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