Measuring the Value of Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Activities

  • Pigman, Jerry (PI)

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OBJECTIVES: The objective oftbis study is to identify, describe, and (where possible) quantify the benefits associated with the vehicle enforcement activities of (KVE) Kentucky Vehide Enforcement. Primary activities involving KVE include commercial vehicle size and weight enforcement, work zone speed enforcement, and general traffic monitoring and enforcement. BACKGROUND: The responsibility for monitoring commercial vehicles on Kentucky's roadways and enforcing the applicable laws and regulations falls primarily on Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE). The functions carried out by KVE are critical to protecting Kentucky's surface transportation infrastructure and protecting the health and safety of Kentucky's citizens. The responsibilities for vehicle enforcement were shifted from the Transportation Cabinet to the Justice Cabinet in 2004; however, many of the activities performed by KVE have a direct impact on protecting the highway infrastructure, improving highway safety, and maximizing Road Fund revenue. It is important to quantify and document the value of these activities in Kentucky in order to provide decision-makers with objective and reliable data for optimizing investment in commercial vehicle enforcement. FY 2007 PROPOSED WORK: It is anticipated that project work and documentation will be completed in the 2007 fiscal year. PROGRAMMED COST FY 2007: TOTAL ESTIMATED COST: $25,000 $85,000
Effective start/end date7/1/066/30/07


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