Journal Article

Speed Limit Enforcement as Perceived by Offenders: Implications for Roads Policing

Claire Corbett and Graham Grayson

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

Volume 4, issue 4, pages 364-372
Published in print December 2010 | ISSN: 1752-4512
Published online May 2010 | e-ISSN: 1752-4520 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/police/paq014
Speed Limit Enforcement as Perceived by Offenders: Implications for Roads Policing

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Getting caught for speeding is an emotive issue. This paper analyzes an unexpected source of data captured by unprompted comments left at the end of a questionnaire by a sample of British drivers who all had penalty points on their licences, many for speeding.The paper’s relevance to roads policing is that perceived fairness of police procedures is crucial in shaping public support, and comments made by this sample of offending drivers indicated that speed limit enforcement through the operation of the speed camera system was often seen as unfair. Since roads policing is closely linked with this and with many drivers having penalty points on their licences, the views of such drivers could be instructive, given the continuing reliance on camera technology and the need for police to offer public reassurance. Finally, the implications for roads policing are considered.

Journal Article.  4340 words. 

Subjects: Policing

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