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Old December 1st, 2016
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Default 2010 Study: License Points Have No Behavioral Impact

Full article at http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/50/5095.asp

Study from 2010 shows the license point system for speeding tickets does not measurably deter speeding.

"The insurance industry argues that the system of adding points to the driver's license of anyone convicted of speeding will lead to safer roads. Lawmakers around the country have universally followed the industry's lead, assuming that people who receive tickets will see their annual insurance premiums skyrocket and this will change behavior. While those increases have improved the balance sheets of auto insurers, a 2010 study published in the European Transport Research Review questioned the assumption that the point system enhances road safety.

Arif Mehmood, a safety planner of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport in the United Arab Emirates, decided to test what others in his profession have taken for granted. So he studied the behavior of motorists after license points took effect in Al Ain, a city with a population of 500,000."
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