USES AND ABUSES OF TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY STATISTICS IN POLICY FORMATION

This paper examines a selection of: a) statistical data collected, and b) surveys conducted by the United Kingdom Department of Transport. These data are examined to ascertain whether or not they are both adequate and appropriate for forming government policy and for monitoring progress on the implementation of that policy. The results indicate that the these data are often unreliable and lack comprehensiveness. The ways in which such data can distort perceptions of the direction that public policy should be taking are discussed. Special attention is given to accident data and traffic statistics.

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    MANCHESTER STATISTICAL SOCIETY

    CIS BUILDING, MILLER STREET
    MANCHESTER,   United Kingdom  M60 OAL
  • Authors:
    • Hillman, M
  • Publication Date: 1991-11-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00665096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 085336-114-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM