WIT Press


Administrative Support Systems In Road Safety: The Case Of The Greek Penalty Point System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040041

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

318 kb

Author(s)

S. Basbas

Abstract

Road safety is a major problem nowadays due to its vast socioeconomic impacts. Enforcement and rehabilitation measures have been applied widely in many countries in order to achieve improved driver behaviour. Among the administrative support systems of the competent authorities as far as road safety is concerned, the penalty point system plays an important role in behavioural changes. Greece is among those countries facing severe road safety problems and for this reason a major effort has been made towards the improvement of safety levels in the country. Within the framework of this paper the Greek point system is presented and discussed in relation to the country’s road accident data. 1 Introduction The three components in r

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