How traffic law enforcement can contribute to safer roads

This report aims to compare the levels of traffic law enforcement between member states. It uses as its main indicators the annual number of speeding tickets, road side alcohol breath tests, tickets for non-use of seat belt and for illegal use of a mobile phone per head of population. It also uses as indicators an annual change (in %) in the number of speeding tickets, drink driving checks, tickets for non-use of seat belt and illegal use of a mobile phone. The ideal indicator on how to assess the level of enforcement of speeding would be to compare countries on the basis of time spent on speed enforcement or checks performed both by the police and by safety camera (e.g. GoSafe, the service provider contracted by the Irish Police, has to provide a minimum of 72,000 hours of speed enforcement per year). Unfortunately this indicator is not available in most other countries. This report uses the number of tickets per thousand inhabitants, assuming that they are broadly proportionate to the level of enforcement activity. This report also includes the number of safety cameras per million inhabitants and the proportion of speeding tickets that were generated by safety cameras. Data on offences committed by non-residents are limited and available only in Belgium, France, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 54p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 31

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01604801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2016 4:47PM