Evidence for the Effectiveness of a High Enforcement Strategy: A Case Study from the Republic of Ireland

The goal of any enforcement strategy to decrease unsafe driving is to provide a penalty, and thus alter the consequences of the unsafe driving behavior. The strategy must create an ongoing belief in drivers that the unsafe driving behavior will be caught and fairly punished. This paper discusses a high enforcement strategy that was undertaken in Ireland in July, 1997. The enforcement strategy was targeted at drunk driving, wearing of seat belts, and speeding. The strategy was called Operation Lifesaver, and its goals were to decrease traffic accidents and reduce accident severity by increasing driver compliance with traffic law.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 357-365
  • Monograph Title: Traffic and Transport Psychology: Theory and Application. Proceedings of the ICTTP 2000

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01003861
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 008043925X
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2005 4:43PM