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Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Traffic Institute

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Works: 525 works in 761 publications in 2 languages and 5,632 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Periodicals 
Roles: isb, Author, Editor
Classifications: KF9660, 363.125650202
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Traffic accident investigation manual by J. Stannard Baker( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a manual for those involved in traffic accident investigation. Before 1925, systematic traffic accident investigation was practically unknown, but with the advent of the automobile and the resultant prominence of traffic deaths in everyday life, concerned persons and organizations took measures to minimize traffic danger. Accident investigation has become progressively more sophisticated. By reconstructing accidents, determining fault, and obtaining convictions, drivers are urged to be more responsible. This book covers 13 major topics, with specific instructions for various tasks, explaining how each task can better serve the whole of the investigation. These tasks include, for example, taking photos, examining vehicle damage, making sense of involved persons' differing accounts of what happened, questioning witnesses, gauging the mental and emotional state of involved persons and witnesses, measuring the scene, interpreting skidmarks and other bits of evidence, and drawing situation maps. It also elaborates on laws, police and administrative functions, standards, and more. Numerous exhibits, including diagrams, and photographs with captions. Tables, chapter references, index and glossary
Police work scheduling : management issues and practices by William W Stenzel( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evidence handbook by Robert L Donigan( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police allocation manual user's guide : determination of the number and allocation of personnel for police traffic services for state-wide agencies by Ill.) Northwestern University (Evanston( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for the use of state and provincial law enforcement agencies or divisions within agencies, this manual presents methods of addressing two crucial resource allocation issues: (1) the total number of police officers required to provide an acceptable level of traffic services and (2) how a specified total number of officers should be allocated by geographic regions or time periods to produce the maximum agency productivity. The staffing and allocation methods are based on a review of procedures currently used by state and provincial agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Individual chapters present an overview of the model, worksheets and instructions for a step-by-step process for determining staffing levels, and a worksheet for determining staff allocations over several geographic areas or time periods. Guidelines for using the manual, forms, and appended supplemental worksheet and tables
Dictionary of highway traffic by James S Baker( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traffic accident investigator's manual for police by Ill.) Northwestern University (Evanston( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judge and prosecutor in traffic court : a symposium for traffic court judges and prosecutors conferences by American Bar Association( Book )

3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police allocation manual user's guide : determination of the number and allocation of personnel for police traffic services for sheriffs' departments by Ill.) Northwestern University (Evanston( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for the use of sheriffs' departments, this manual presents methods of addressing implementation issues related to two crucial resource allocation topics: (1) the total number of police officers required to provide an acceptable level of traffic services, and (2) how a specified total number of officers should be allocated by geographic regions or time periods to produce the maximum agency productivity. The guidelines are intended for use as a reference document for both first-time and experienced users of the accompanying procedure manual. The procedures rely on both historical data and user-supplied performance objectives. Individual sections provide an overview of the methodology used in determining staffing levels and allocations and explain general implementation strategies, issues related to data definition and collection, and the recommended data collection and implementation procedure. Appendixes list data and performance information required for each of the nine worksheets in the accompanying manual, a glossary of terms and notation used in the manual, a detailed example, and derivations of all the important formulas
Traffic accident reconstruction by Lynn B Fricke( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume deals with 17 major issues arising from traffic accident reconstruction. The product of numerous individuals experienced in accident reconstruction, the manual is geared toward data interpretation and directed toward engineers and people with technical backgrounds. The manual relies heavily on mathematics to interpret how an accident occurred, as is consistent with the progression from data collection to reconstruction. Real world accident cases are used to illustrate each topic whenever possible. Beginning with an overview of the process of traffic accident reconstruction, the manual discusses causes and contributing factors in traffic accidents; mathematics and physics used in traffic accident reconstruction, basic motion equations; understanding vehicle behavior in collisions; drag factor and coefficient of friction; perception and reaction in traffic accidents; speed estimates for vehicles that fall, flip, or vault; momentum applications; work, energy, and speed from damage in traffic accidents; steering overcorrection in traffic accidents; reconstruction of motorcycle traffic accidents; understanding occupant behavior in vehicle collisions; vehicle-pedestrian accident reconstruction; reconstruction of heavy truck accidents; derivations of equations; and the use of computers in traffic accident reconstruction
Highway safety data : costs, quality and strategies for improvement : final report by Ronald C Pfefer( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The goal of this project was to analyze the collection and management of highway safety data by identifying issues and costs, and proposing means of resolving those issues and reducing the costs. Initial emphasis addressed known elements of the highway safety system, with emphasis on collecting and storing relevant data. Sources included the literature and what the States, local agencies, and researchers throughout the Nation were doing to improve data handling for the three largest sources--traffic crash, roadway inventory, and crash injury (emergency medical services and trauma). Visits to various providers throughout the United States helped identify and classify issues along with exemplary practices. A total of 41 issues were listed that affected collecting, storing, and managing traffic crash, roadway inventory, and medical data. The most important issue is that of quality, with data accuracy being the most critical. Lack of coverage is becoming an increasing problem that affects information used to recommend countermeasures. A major thrust of the research was directed toward identifying the costs of collecting, reporting, and managing safety data. Lack of cost data or lack of applicability of most data collected for roadway inventory and crash injury preclude an extension of the cost model beyond that of crash reporting. The three processes--collecting, reporting, and managing crash data--are estimated to cost 19.20 dollars per crash report filed, based on personnel and equipment costs, but disregarding "sunk costs." Additionally, the report estimates a range of costs by severity of the crash, number of vehicles involved, and region of the country. These ranges were found to be significantly less than those estimated by others. · Finally, a set of strategies was identified along, with goals to be met. The research team identified 23 strategies that were capable of being introduced without requiring substantial additional effort. A number of strategies were taken from exemplary practices discovered at the State and local levels. Each of these strategies was evaluated as it related to meeting the goals and objectives, and to reducing costs of operation. The report concludes with a discussion of how strategies may be grouped and introduced as a package. All of the recommended strategies will provide both short- and long-term benefits"--Technical report documentation page. 17. Key Words Costs, safety data, strategies, crash data, roadway inventory, medical data 18. Distribution Statement No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161
Traffic digest and review by Ill.) Northwestern University (Evanston( )

in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traffic accident investigator's manual for police by Ill.) Northwestern University (Evanston( )

in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safety data : costs, quality, and strategies for improvement : executive summary( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police administration; a bibliography by Dorothy V Ramm( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accident investigation manual by Ill.) Northwestern University (Evanston( Book )

5 editions published between 1946 and 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estimating stopping distance and time for motor vehicles by J. Stannard Baker( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State and provincial police : a study in police functioning in the United States and Canada by David Geeting Monroe( Book )

2 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evidence handbook for police by Franklin M Kreml( Book )

8 editions published between 1944 and 2017 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People's court by Edward C Fisher( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityNorthwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)

Northwestern University Evanston, Ill.; Chicago, Ill Traffic Institute

Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. Traffic Institute

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Traffic Safety Institute

Northwestern university Traffic institute

Northwestern University Traffic Safety Institute

NUTI

NUTI (Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Traffic Institute)

TI

Traffic Institute

Traffic Institute (Northwestern University)

Traffic Institute of Northwestern University

Languages
English (109)

Spanish (1)