GENERAL AND SPECIFIC DETERRENT EFFECTS OF TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT : DO WE HAVE TO CATCH OFFENDERS TO REDUCE CRASHES?

The authors evaluate the Random Breath Testing Program (RBT) program in Queensland, Australia, regarding its effectiveness in achieving its objective of deterring drunk driving and improving road safety. Focus is on examining the deterrent effects of increasing the level of police presence and the apprehension rate. Results show that increasing either the number of random breath tests performed or the proportion of drivers tested positive for drunk driving led to a significant reduction in the number of serious crashes on the roads.

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  • Accession Number: 01005351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2005 8:30AM