A REVIEW OF LEGISLATION AND ENFORCEMENT IN RELATION TO ROAD SAFETY

Based on an extensive literature search, recommendations are put forward concerning: (1) legal principles (criminal liability in motor cases, the case for and against strict liability, administration of justice, specifically of traffic laws); (2) accidents and traffic/driver behaviour (driver characteristics, traffic behaviour, accident proneness); (3) enforcement (methodological difficulties, unreliability of some studies, rates of enforcement necessary to reduce speed, effect of enforcement on accidents); (4) penalties (retributive and deterrent, educative, incapacitative, evaluation of penalty effectiveness); and (5) high risk groups (young drivers, drinking drivers, random tests). An extensive bibliography is appended. /TRRL/

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    Department of Transport, Australia

    Canberra, A.C.T,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Ward, P G
    • Woods, G D
    • BRENNAN, P
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

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  • Accession Number: 00134148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. NR14
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM