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Resolving some methodological issues in Road Safety Evaluations: The Victorian TAC campaigns revisited

Tay, Richard S. (2003) Resolving some methodological issues in Road Safety Evaluations: The Victorian TAC campaigns revisited. In 2003 Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 24 - 26 September, 2003, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.

Abstract

Since their implementation, the TAC campaigns have been extensively evaluated and the mixed results obtained by different researchers have generated much public debate. The true effects of most countermeasures are unknown and may never be known. In estimating their impacts on road safety, analysts have to make a variety of assumptions regarding the relationships between variables and depending on their beliefs, the outcomes may differ considerably. The purpose of this paper is to review conceptually some of the differing assumptions adopted by the different researchers and empirically testing several of these assumptions and model specifications using the same data from previous studies (Cameron et al, 1993; Newstead et al, 1995; White et al, 2000), with the aim to improve our conceptual and methodological understanding of road safety evaluations

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ID Code: 7110
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Evaluation Models, Advertising, Enforcement, Drink, Driving, Speeding
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) > Health Promotion (111712)
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)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 22:57

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