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Speed, traffic cameras and justice: Lessons learned in Victoria, Australia
2001 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

In the Australian State of Victoria a long trend of decreasing accident rates

turned into negative figures in the late 1980s. Three government co-operated

to form a new road safety strategy, later known as the Victorian model The

Victoria model itself extends well beyond a focus on enforcement and

certainly well beyond speed management by traffic cameras. However, that

technology supported by public awareness campaigns does constitute about 50

percent of the infringement transactions in one of the two offences

identified as most critical, i.e. excessive speed. The paper presents the

strategy and its main components. The best results in recent years for the

Victoria model in terms of the annual rate of improvement were in the early

1990s. After that, the lower numbers of road deaths more or less held at that

level. At 396 road deaths in 1992, there had been a reduction of 49% in the

road toll in the three years between December 1989 and December 1992. Five

things that worked well was: 1) the rapid reduction in the number of deaths

from road crashes and, albeit a lesser, reduction in injuries won community

support for the road safety program and assured that politicians would

continue allocating resources to it; 2) the development of a comprehensive

road safety strategy in which the speed camera program was an important part;

3) the presence of a commercially focused government agency as an investor in

road safety; 4) implementation of high volume enforcement; and 5) an

efficient court system support.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI konferens , 2001.
Series
VTI konferens, ISSN 1104-7267
Keyword [en]
English, Sweden, Conference, South Africa, Enforcement, Accident rate, Efficiency, Speed, Legislation, Campaign, Video camera, Surveillance, Automatic, Australia
Research subject
Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Traffic law enforcement; Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Road user behaviour
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-4964OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-4964DiVA: diva2:673793
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-03

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