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Speed Cameras Improving Safety or Raising Revenue?

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  • Richard Tay

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Despite numerous studies showing the effectiveness of speed enforcement, especially automated speed enforcement, in reducing crashes, public debate still continues in regard to the revenue-raising aspect of speed enforcement. Using speed camera enforcement data from the City of Edmonton, this study found that catching offenders had a significant effect in reducing injury crashes that was beyond the deterrent effect provided by the presence of police on the roads alone. The apprehension of offenders is therefore a key component needed to maximise the effectiveness of the speed camera programme and not solely as a means to raise revenue. © 2010 LSE and the University of Bath

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Article provided by London School of Economics and University of Bath in its journal Journal of Transport Economics and Policy (JTEP).

Volume (Year): 44 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 247-257

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Handle: RePEc:tpe:jtecpo:v:44:y:2010:i:2:p:247-257

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  1. Laurent Carnis & Emmanuel Kemel, 2012. "Assessing the Role of Context in Traffic Light Violations," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(4), pages 3386-3393.
  2. Daniel Albalate, 2013. "The Road against Fatalities: Infrastructure Spending vs. Regulation?," ERSA conference papers ersa13p221, European Regional Science Association.
  3. Mercedes Castro-Nuno & Jose I. Castillo-Manzano & Xavier Fageda, 2013. "The ?Europeanization? Of The Common Road Safety Policy: An Econometric Analysis," ERSA conference papers ersa13p50, European Regional Science Association.

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