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The efficacy of unemployment rate and leading index as predictors of speed and alcohol related crashes in Australia

Tay, Richard S. (2003) The efficacy of unemployment rate and leading index as predictors of speed and alcohol related crashes in Australia. International Journal of Transport Economics, 30(3), pp. 363-375.

Abstract

While the influence of economic factors have been accounted for in recent evaluations of the effectiveness of road safety countermeasures and public policies, little attention has been focussed on the relative merits of different economic indicators in predicting different types of crashes. This study provides some conceptual and empirical support for the use of unemployment rate for predicting alcohol-related crashes and the moving average of the leading index for predicting speed-related crashes in Australia.

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ID Code: 7011
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: r.tay@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Economic factors, economic indicators, road safety countermeasures, alcohol, related crashes, speed, related crashes, driver behaviour, unemployment rate
ISSN: 0391-8440
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Preventive Medicine (111716)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Promotion (111712)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Rivista Internazionale di Economia dei Trasporti
Deposited On: 17 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 22:58

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