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Checklist of Requirements for a Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) Program

States that are interested in submitting a Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) proposal should demonstrate an understanding of the requirements. Use the checklist below to get a better impression of whether your state has the infrastructure to support a comprehensive high-visibility TACT program.

If you answer "yes" to many of the questions, you may use the TACT Proposal Outline to assist in your proposal preparation process. If you answer many of the questions with a "no," your State may not be ready to implement a TACT program. You may use the "Print" function near the top right of the page to print your results.

1. Do we (the State) understand the basics of the TACT model? Yes  No 
2. Do we have adequate resources within our state to conduct a TACT program? Yes  No 
3. Will a TACT program have a sufficiently high priority within our State? Yes  No 
4. Do we have, or can we get, the Project Team and member expertise in:    
  1. High-visibility enforcement project management and oversight?
Yes  No 
  1. Financial management?
Yes  No 
  1. Research and evaluation?
Yes  No 
  1. Crash data analysis?
Yes  No 
  1. Communications, media markets, and media buying?
Yes  No 
  1. Engaging enforcement agencies?
Yes  No 
5. Can we develop goals for the Project by:    
  1. Using State statistics or prior research?
Yes  No 
  1. Identifying violations and unsafe practices to focus on?
Yes  No 
  1. Tying goals to communication, enforcement, and evaluation?
Yes  No 
6. Can we design the project and provide descriptions and rationale for:    
  1. High-risk corridors to implement the program?
Yes  No 
  1. Intervention or Comparison (e.g., Control) corridors?
Yes  No 
  1. Determination of the time periods for the interventions?
Yes  No 
  1. Law officer training?
Yes  No 
  1. Media markets?
Yes  No 
  1. The number of enforcement and communication waves?
Yes  No 
  1. Local law enforcement agencies involvement?
Yes  No 
7. Can we develop a Communication Plan that will:    
  1. Increase awareness of safe and unsafe driving behaviors?
Yes  No 
  1. Increase perceived risk of receiving a ticket for a violation?
Yes  No 
  1. Use the following types of media:
   
  1. Paid media (e.g., radio placements, TV spots, and print ads)?
Yes  No 
  1. Unpaid media (e.g., press conferences, news stories on TV, articles in newspapers, and fliers distributed by businesses)?
Yes  No 
  1. Web-based outreach (e.g., newsletters or announcements)?
Yes  No 
  1. Specialized materials (e.g., signs on trucks)?
Yes  No 
  1. Maximizing impact and reducing cost?
Yes  No 
8. Can we develop an Enforcement Plan that will:    
  1. Maximize resources in selected areas?
Yes  No 
  1. Develop tactics for each of the law enforcement groups?
Yes  No 
  1. Address specific driving behaviors?
Yes  No 
9. Can we develop an Evaluation Plan that will:    
  1. Use valid and reliable data collection methods for measuring changes in:
   
  1. Awareness?
Yes  No 
  1. Unsafe driving behaviors?
Yes  No 
  1. Crashes?
Yes  No 
  1. Allow the comparison of data pre and post the intervention(s)?
Yes  No 
  1. Allow comparisons between intervention and control corridors?
Yes  No 
  1. Make use of appropriate process measures?
Yes  No 
10. Can we develop a proposed project budget for:    
  1. Project management?
Yes  No 
  1. Enforcement
Yes  No 
  1. Media, education and outreach?
Yes  No 
  1. Evaluation?
Yes  No 
11. Can we develop and adhere to a reasonable timeline for the activities? Yes  No 
 
Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014