The influence of the elements of procedural justice and speed camera enforcement on young novice driver self-reported speeding

Bates, Lyndel, Allen, Siobhan, & Watson, Barry (2016) The influence of the elements of procedural justice and speed camera enforcement on young novice driver self-reported speeding. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 92, pp. 34-42.

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Road policing is an important tool used to modify road user behaviour. While other theories, such as deterrence theory, are significant in road policing, there may be a role for using procedural justice as a framework to improve outcomes in common police citizen interactions such as traffic law enforcement. This study, using a sample of 237 young novice drivers, considered how the four elements of procedural justice (voice, neutrality, respect and trustworthiness) were perceived in relation to two forms of speed enforcement: point-to-point (or average) speed and mobile speed cameras. Only neutrality was related to both speed camera types suggesting that it may be possible to influence behaviour by emphasising one or more elements, rather than using all components of procedural justice. This study is important as it indicates that including at least some elements of procedural justice in more automated policing encounters can encourage citizen compliance.

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ID Code: 94515
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: procedural justice, speed cameras, average speed enforcement, road policing, neutrality, novice drivers
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2016.03.023
ISSN: 0001-4575
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Police Administration Procedures and Practice (160205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199)
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
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
Copyright Statement: This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Deposited On: 08 Apr 2016 00:03
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2016 05:13

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