Evaluation of Norway’s driver demerit point system

Prikker i førerkort ved trafikkovertredelser. Evaluering av prikkbelastningsordningen

TØI has evaluated the Norwegian system for driver license demerit points. Analyses of the demerit point register show that drivers who are at risk of license revocation due to a high number of demerit points reduce their risk of further traffic violations. In 2011 the system was changed to the effect that drivers with a probationary license (first two years after licensing test) incur twice as many demerit points for each violation, compared to full-license drivers. This is a possible explanation of the finding that novice drivers have reduced their crash risk more than the general driving population. A questionnaire study confirms the analyses of register data, showing that drivers with many demerit points report to have changed their driving behaviour most positively as a consequence of the demerit point system in general as well as the fact that they have incurred demerit points.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 70p
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  • Accession Number: 01633601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788248017684
  • Contract Numbers: 4238
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2017 4:50PM