POLICE ENFORCEMENT AND TRAFFIC SAFETY . A CENTURY OF AUTOMOBILES: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY

Research has clearly shown that police enforcement can improve road safety, especially in the field of drinking and driving, speeding and seat belt usage. Therefore it shouldn't be too much a problem to develop a comprehensive and integrated programme of enforcement with relatively high benefits and low costs. However, it can be questioned whether the police organisation is prepared and able to give priority to preventive control in stead of repression. Dutch police officers aim primarily at catching offenders, not deterring them. Further, many policy makers and citizens prefer other solutions for this type of problem. In the long run, road users should either change habits or the rules shoud be abolished. Should enforcement be abandoned? (a) an opposing view is presented by j. Dilling. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 830653.

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  • Accession Number: 00607071
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM