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On 1 October 2006 the fines for most traffic infringements, inter alia violations of the current speed restrictions, were steeply increased. It is entirely logical that speed levels temporarily decrease when the fines for speed violations are increased. According to foreign reports, it is to be expected that, when fines are increased, speeds are reduced the most where motorists feel that the risk of detection is greatest, for instance on sections of road with speed cameras. The objective of the study is to see the effect of the increase in fines on 1 October 2006 and whether the increase is greater on sections with speed cameras than in other places. Speed measurements were made at a total of 13 sites in three areas, on European Route E20 around Skara, on National Road 50 at Omberg in the county of Östergötland, and finally on National Route 55 to the south of Katrineholm, and on neighbouring control sections. Before-measurements were made in the middle of September and after-measurements over two weeks from the middle of October 2006. On the automated traffic surveillance and control sections in the three areas, measurements were made both directly towards a camera and in the other direction, and also on a part of the section where no camera is visible. Speed measurements were also made on a neighbouring section with approximately the same traffic conditions as on the section with camera. In this way, therefore, measurements were primarily made on traffic travelling directly towards a camera but also, by way of control, in the opposite direction - at the camera, between the cameras and on a road that has not been equipped with traffic surveillance cameras.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: VTI., VTI notat 19-2008 , 2008. , 44 p.
Speed limit, Offence, Fine, Increase, Average speed, Measurement, Decrease, Video camera, Surveillance, Before and after study
Research subject Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Traffic law enforcement; Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Road user behaviour
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-1673OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-1673DiVA: diva2:670385