Local Enhanced Enforcement Program (LEEP) encourages Victoria Police to submit funding applications to the Transport Accident Commission to enforce specific road safety issues, over and above their usual enforcement capacity. For over a decade, applicants were required to gather their own data to provide evidence of a road safety issue and feedback indicated that this was time consuming and difficult in some cases. To assist Victoria Police, Abley were tasked with developing a geospatial methodology that could be applied across the state to identify high-risk locations for targeted enforcement.
As part of the LEEP round focusing on high speed corridors, the team developed a process to identify and prioritise parts of the network where enforcing speed is most likely to reduce road trauma. Firstly, all crashes that are generally caused by speeding, such as loss of control crashes, were identified. Then, the speeding risk on every high speed corridor was assessed based on the occurrence and severity of these crashes.
These results were displayed on a web mapping application providing Victoria Police with a robust evidence base to plan their enforcement activities. Since the high speed round, the methodology has been expanded to focus on motorcycle safety, drink driving and vulnerable road users..