Chandler, Vincent (2012): Assessing the Impact of Deterrence on Road Safety due to the Demerit Point System.
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This paper assesses the impact of a decrease in demerit points on the probability of traffic violation. To address the inherent heterogeneity of drivers, I use the expiration process of points to compare the behaviour of similar drivers with different demerit points. I find that a 3-point decrease in the number of demerit points only has an impact for drivers close to the limit, but increases their probability of violation by 50 to 80 percent.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Assessing the Impact of Deterrence on Road Safety due to the Demerit Point System|
|Keywords:||Demerit point system; deterrence; driving; road safety; traffic violation|
|Subjects:||K - Law and Economics > K3 - Other Substantive Areas of Law > K32 - Environmental, Health, and Safety Law
K - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior > K42 - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C25 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models ; Discrete Regressors ; Proportions ; Probabilities
|Depositing User:||Vincent Chandler|
|Date Deposited:||13. Jun 2012 20:09|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 03:01|
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