This scoping study is based on the belief that increased collaboration between the police and community could reduce the risk and consequences of road crashes. The study involved an extensive literature review and a summary of community participation in both general policing and traffic law enforcement, as well as the treatment of victims and offenders by the justice sector in Bangladesh, South Africa and the Indian cities of Bangalore and Delhi. Comparison was made to the UK, a country known for its commitment to community policing and road casualty reductions.
The literature review summarised and updated previous research on policing in low income countries, with special emphasis given to community policing. International traffic safety consultant reports and research documents were also reviewed.