Assessing the Impact of Deterrence on Road Safety due to the Demerit Point System
AbstractThis 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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Date of creation: Jun 2012
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Demerit point system; deterrence; driving; road safety; traffic violation;
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- C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-06-25 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAW-2012-06-25 (Law & Economics)
- NEP-TRE-2012-06-25 (Transport Economics)
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- Jean Pinquet & Georges Dionne & Charles Vanasse & Mathieu Maurice, 2009.
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- Jean Pinquet & Georges Dionne & Charles Vanasse & Maurice Mathieu, 2011. "Incentive Mechanisms for Safe Driving: A Comparative Analysis with Dynamic Data," Post-Print hal-00567866, HAL.
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