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Assessing the Impact of Deterrence on Road Safety due to the Demerit Point System

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  • Chandler, Vincent

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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.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 39439.

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Date of creation: Jun 2012
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:39439

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Keywords: Demerit point system; deterrence; driving; road safety; traffic violation;

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  1. Jean Pinquet & Georges Dionne & Charles Vanasse & Mathieu Maurice, 2009. "Incentive Mechanisms for Safe Driving: A Comparative Analysis with Dynamic Data," Working Papers hal-00414479, HAL.
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