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TitleAnnual performance indicators of enforced driver behaviours in South Australia, 2004
AuthorsBaldock MRJ, Woolley JE, Wundersitz LN, McLean AJ
AbstractThe Centre for Automotive Safety Research at the University of Adelaide was commissioned by the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure to produce a report quantifying performance indicators for selected enforced driver behaviours (drink driving, speeding, restraint use) in South Australia for the calendar year 2004. The level of random breath testing (RBT) in South Australia in 2004 was higher than all previous years except 2002. An increase in the proportion of all tests conducted using mobile RBT led to an increase in the overall detection rate but interstate comparisons suggest the proportion of testing using mobile RBT should be increased. The abolition of the requirement for mobile RBT to be conducted only during ‘prescribed periods’ should aid this aim. There was a marked increase in the number of drivers detected speeding compared to 2003, which was due to the introduction of dual purpose red light/speed cameras. However, decreasing utilisation of conventional speed cameras in the metropolitan area meant that speed detections were still far fewer than those in 2000-02. No urban speed surveys were conducted in 2004 but rural surveys revealed that reductions in speeds on 60 km/h roads in 2003 were maintained in 2004. The number of restraint offences in 2004 was 15 percent lower than the number in 2003. The amount of publicity supporting restraint use was also lower than in 2003, although the budget was sufficient to support a mass media campaign in both metropolitan and rural areas.
Report NumberCASR031
PublisherCentre for Automotive Safety Research
Publisher CityAdelaide
SponsorDepartment for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (SA)
Page Count64
NotesIn this report the speed detection data presented is based only on expiations that had been paid at the time of the data extraction.

Baldock MRJ, Woolley JE, Wundersitz LN, McLean AJ (2007). Annual performance indicators of enforced driver behaviours in South Australia, 2004 (CASR031). Adelaide: Centre for Automotive Safety Research.

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