Does the Threat of Disqualification Deter Drivers from Speeding?
- Published: Department for Transport, Road Safety Research Report 96, 2008
- Authors: C Corbett, E Delmonte, A Quimby, G Grayson
- Date Added: 04 Jul 2013
- Last Update: 04 Jul 2013
To analyse the effect of the threat of disqualification.
A postal survey of 1100 drivers followed by qualitative study of a sample of those responding and two focus groups.
The threat of disqualification from driving is effective.
Not all drivers with penalty points perceive themselves as dangerous.
The risk of detection acts as a deterrent.
Drivers with penalty points are more likely to be male, aged between 35 and 64, have high annual mileages and drive for work