In 2001, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and bicycle advocates produced a publication entitled "National Strategies for Enhancing Bicycle Safety." The document includes five main goals of which goal #4 relates specifically to enforcement: “the Legal System Will Support Safe Bicycling.” The four strategies within this goal are to:
- Improve the collection and quality of data concerning bicycle crash incidents, including both traffic and non-traffic sites.
- Create tools that help law enforcement enforce safety traffic laws aimed at bicyclists and motorists.
- Promote the most promising enforcement efforts at those local sites where they are likely to be effective.
- Encourage the court system to follow through on bicycle safety enforcement by imposing meaningful penalties for both motorist and bicycle violations.