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Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP)

Tools to Address Speeding

Enforcement (Visible & Active Police Presence)

This is the periodic monitoring of speed and other violations by the police department in a highly visible way to deter and prevent unacceptable driver activity. This is a medium to high cost tool.


  • Good temporary public relations tool.
  • Serves to inform the public that speeding is undesirable behavior for which there are consequences.


  • Effects are not permanent.
  • Enforcement is an expensive tool.
Summary of Effectiveness
Volume Reduction No
Speed Reduction Yes (Temporary)
Safety Improvement Possible
Streets to Use On Collector, Local All
Use on Bus Route Yes
Use with Curbs and Gutters Yes
Spot or Area-wide Use Spot and Area
Emergency Service Access Issues No
Impacts on Arterials No
Change in % Truck Unknown
Environmental Changes No
Dependence on enforcement Yes
Level of Violation Unknown
Aesthetics and Landscaping No