Effects of Speed Cameras on Driver Attitude and Behaviour

The paper uses data from three studies showing the general deterrent effects of fixed site speed cameras on vehicle speed, the specific deterrent effect of foxed fine penalties and points on subsequent speeding behavior, and the relation between being detected speeding and recent collision involvement. The study results indicate that the drivers who are detected speeding are likely to have been previously involved in collisions. These drivers pose more risk to themselves and to other road users. Their driving style needs to be modified. Driver retraining courses where drivers pay for their own rehabilitation, and pay more than the fixed penalty, combining classroom sessions and on road guided practice offer the possibility of altering old habits and facilitating integrated, sustainable changes in driving style.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 513-520
  • Monograph Title: Traffic and Transport Psychology: Theory and Application. Proceedings of the ICTTP 2004

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01006711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080443796
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 2005 6:01PM