Automated Enforcement for Speeding and Red Light Running



This report contains a comprehensive assessment of automated speeding and red light enforcement activity in the United States, and provides guidelines for the start-up and operation of automated enforcement programs to reduce speeding and red light running in an effort to improve highway safety. The project (1) developed an inventory of currently operating and terminated U.S. automated enforcement programs; (2) conducted a critical review of the literature on automated enforcement; (3) reviewed, summarized, and constructed a matrix of existing State and local legal requirements for initiating and operating an automated enforcement program; and (4) conducted case studies of four successful programs. The best practices and lessons learned from this information were used to develop guidelines for successful implementation and operation of current and future programs. The resulting guidelines recommend that a program should be open to the public, be motivated by safety concerns, have strong enabling legislation, and be repeatable to achieve success.

Appendices A through G to NCHRP Report 729 are available in electronic versions only.

Source Organization Location

Washington, DC

Operations Area of Practice

  • Decision Criteria for ITS Device Type and Location
  • Interagency Agreements / Cooperation / MOUs

Organizational Capability Element

  • Arterial Traffic Control Device Operations
  • Public safety agency collaboration

Content Type

  • Research

Role in Organization

  • Associate Engineer
  • Director / Program Manager
  • Engineer
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Principal Engineer
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Researcher/Academic
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager

Publishing Organization


Project Website

Automated Enforcement for Speeding and Red Light Running

Prime Contractor
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Kimberly A. Eccles, Rebecca Fiedler, et al.
Issue Date
December 1st, 2012
Publication Number
NCHRP Report 729
ISBN Number
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