Survey of excuses offered by drivers when apprehended for speeding offences in Western Australia

This report describes the results of a study of the excuses offered by 1050 drivers who were apprehended for speeding offences in Western Australia. The study was carried out after a survey showed that the areas of public dissatisfaction with the road traffic authority were mainly related to the enforcement of speed limits. The excuses offered by drivers did not show the expected variation between being apprehended by a patrol vehicle and by a radar detection unit, suggesting that it is not really the method of apprehension that is being objected to by drivers. The excuses offered did not suggest any 'valid' reasons why the driver had been speeding. The excuses also tended to show that the offence was not considered to be particularly serious by the drivers that were speeding.

  • Authors:
    • Saunders, C M
  • Publication Date: 1976-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28P

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01441224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:26PM