The Differential Impact of Policy Intervention on Fatalities among Drivers and Non-driving Road Users in Queensland, 1989-2006

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Title The Differential Impact of Policy Intervention on Fatalities among Drivers and Non-driving Road Users in Queensland, 1989-2006
Author Kremmer, Michael Leslie; Nguyen, Tom
Publication Title Proceedings of the 37th Australian Conference of Economists
Editor Khorshed Alam
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher Economic Society of Australia (Queensland) Inc
Abstract In this study we investigate the impact of the introduction of a range of safety measures on road fatalities in Queensland. The results indicate that there was a significant structural break in the fatalities data that coincided with the introduction of a number of policy measures, notably the increased implementation of the Random Road Watch program, installation of speed cameras, and increased use of random breath testing. The effect of the structural break was to reduce the average number of fatalities per month by 7.64, a fall of some 22%. This overall reduction comprised a fall of 5.18 per month in fatalities among drivers, and a fall of 3.14 per month among other road users. These imply an increase of approximately 5 percentage points in the share of total road fatalities accounted for by the non-driving group.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ace08.com.au/index.html
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Economic Society of Australia QLD Inc. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Please refer to the publisher's website for access to the definitive, published version.
ISBN 978 0959 1806 40
Conference name 37th Australian Conference of Economists
Location Gold Coast
Date From 2008-09-30
Date To 2008-10-04
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/24641
Date Accessioned 2009-03-13
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Economic Models and Forecasting; Transport Economics
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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