DEMOGRAPHIC AND OFFENCE PROFILE OF SPEEDING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

In order to better target countermeasures for speeding, an investigation into the offender profile of persons detected for speeding was instigated. Persons detected for speeding are generally issued with an expiation notice. All valid speeding expiation notices for the years 1995 and 1996 were extracted and analysed. Speed camera offences were analysed separately from non speed camera offences, since, for the former, the expiation notice is issued to the registered owner of the vehicle - not necessarily the driver. Age and sex tables and graphs, and maps of home postcodes were prepared from the full data set, and from subsets including for repeat offenders and high speed offenders. The non speed camera offender was typically male and young and lived in the outer suburbs. For repeat offenders and high speed offenders, the proportion of males increased and the average age decreased. Speed camera offenders exhibited a different profile - essentially because of the higher proportion of lower speed offenders detected.

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    South Australia Police

    Traffic Research and Intelligence Section, Parks Police Centre, Duncan Court
    Ottoway, South Australia 5013,   Australia 

    South Australia Department of Transport, Australia

    Office of Road Safety, 33-37 Warwick Street
    Walkerville, South Australia,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • McColl, R A
    • Sutherland, N
  • Publication Date: 1998-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00765901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • ISBN: 073086104X
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 768
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1999 12:00AM