THE OPERATION OF DRIVER LICENCE DISQUALIFICATION AS A SANCTION

A mail survey was conducted of 4492 drivers disqualified in Victoria during the period October 1 to December 31, 1975; female offenders, out of state drivers, and offenders disqualified for less than 48 hours were excluded from the study. The respondent sample of 1552 subjects represented a response rate of 37.2%. Results showed that 36.4% of the respondents admitted driving while disqualified, with over 40% of these subjects driving on more than 20 occasions. The most common reason for driving were "exceptional circumstances", employment related circumstances, or all transport needs. The person who drove while disqualified tended to be under 40 or over 60 years of age, unmarried or separated from his marital partner, employed as an unskilled worker, skilled tradesman, member of the armed services, professional driver, or a student, or he was unemployed, he had been disqualified two or more times previously, and his criterion conviction tended to be for a less serious offence. The results of the study indicated a need for changes in the use of the sanction. The report was sponsored by the Australian Department of Transport. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Melbourne University, Australia

    Department of Griminology, Grattan Street
    Parkville, Victoria 3053,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Robinson, C D
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182719
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM