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Automated Enforcement: Get it Right, Make it Safe
GATSO Traffic Enforcement, the Netherlands.
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference Road Safety on Four Continents: Beijing, China. 15-17 May 2013, Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The focus lies on recommendations for policy makers in connection with the “enforcement chain” concept. In particular with automated enforcement (e.g. speed and red light cameras) this chain concept is crucial: if one link is not effective or efficient, enforcement is compromised and road safety is negatively affected. The automated enforcement chain consists of a dozen links from detection and measurement to fine collection and/or court proceedings. It also includes basic issues such as vehicle registration and readability of license plates. Many counties struggle to get the wide range of multi-disciplinary aspects of the enforcement chain right and are thus not able to optimise their enforcement and improve road safety.Key bottlenecks in the automated enforcement chain can be found e.g. when

  1. the legal and operational framework and its capacity are not in place for dealing with automated traffic enforcement and the resulting huge volumes of traffic violations
  2. the license plate/vehicle owner and/or driving license administration are not in order
  3. inadequate requirements for the legal integrity of evidence and equipment homologation
  4. ticket processing, issuance and fine collection are ineffective and inefficient
  5. authorities argue over ticket revenue and funding of road safety investments e.g. enforcement equipment
  6. political and administrative support for automated traffic enforcement are wavering
  7. public support suffers because the background, results and road safety benefits of enforcement are not properly communicated through various media.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2013.
Keyword [en]
Enforcement, Traffic regulations, Automatic
National Category
Law and Society
Research subject
80 Road: Traffic safety and accidents, 845 Road: Traffic law enforcement; X RSXC
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-7337OAI: diva2:758968
16th International Conference Road Safety on Four Continents. Beijing, China (RS4C 2013). 15-17 May 2013
Available from: 2014-10-28 Created: 2014-10-28 Last updated: 2014-10-28Bibliographically approved

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