Traffic controls, driver licensing requirements, drunk-driving laws, and other safety-related regulations are known to be effective – when drivers obey them.
Ensuring compliance with traffic laws is a major component in changing driver behavior and reducing unsafe driving practices.
When a specific traffic safety problem has been identified, a targeted enforcement campaign can be planned to address the issue. These campaigns are often most effective when used with an education campaign.
Education and enforcement efforts working together can be an effective strategy for improving roadway safety — for example, targeted enforcement in areas such as drunk driving and safety belt use can be coordinated with educational efforts such as public service announcements.