The effect of the car-parazzi system on traffic accidents in Korea

The Korean government launched a program in 2001 to create incentives for civilians to photograph and report traffic violations. The program was nicknamed the "car-parazzi system." It lasted from March 2001 to December 2002. During that period, over 4.2 million cases were reported, and 11.2 billion Korean Won (equivalent to 10 million US dollars) were paid as compensation to the volunteer photographers. The program was considered quite effective in reducing the number of traffic-related accidents, injuries, and deaths. However, it was discontinued due to conflicts between drivers and car-parazzi and the fact that some photographers entrapped drivers into committing traffic violations.


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  • Accession Number: 01681397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2018 11:56AM