The Deterrence of High Speed Driving: a criminological perspective

  • Published: TRL Report 296, 1998
  • Authors: C Corbett, F Simon, M O’Connell
  • Date Added: 04 Jul 2013
  • Last Update: 25 Oct 2016
  • Format: html


To investigate how best to deter high speed driving.


In-depth interviews of 112 drivers.

Key Findings

  • Those who drive fastest do so because of a feeling of control.

  • More attention needs to be given to how this sense of invulnerability is acquired and maintained.