Progressive penalty system and road safety
Estimated safety effects of progressive fines for repeated speeding offences (full text only available in Dutch)
- Hoekstra, A.T.G., Eenink, R.G., Goldenbeld, Ch.
- Institute for road safety research (SWOV), WODC
- Place of publication:
- Den Haag
- Institute for road safety research (SWOV)
- Year of publication:
A traffic offence is typically more heavily penalized if it comes with a greater risk. As one exceeds the limit – for driving speed or blood alcohol content – to a greater extent, the fine one gets is higher. Repeat offences also lead to a significantly higher risk. However, most repeat offences in the Netherlands do not lead to higher fines at present, because they are licence plate-based.
WODC asked the Institute for road safety research (SWOV) to carry out an estimation of the road safety effect of a progressive fine system for speeding offences. Furthermore, SWOV investigated whether evidence could be found for the assumptions and mechanisms on which a progressive fine system is based, and whether such a system has possible (unintended) side effects.
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