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

By Richard S. Tay

Abstract

While the influence of economic factors have been accounted for in recent\ud 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

Topics: 111716 Preventive Medicine, 150703 Road Transportation and Freight Services, 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified, 111712 Health Promotion, 111700 PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES, Economic factors, economic indicators, road safety countermeasures, alcohol, related crashes, speed, related crashes, driver behaviour, unemployment rate
Publisher: Rivista Internazionale di Economia dei Trasporti
Year: 2003
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:7011
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