Title: Is rigorous punishment effective? A case study of lifetime license revocation in Taiwan
Authors: Chang, HL
Woo, TH
Tseng, CM
運輸與物流管理系 註:原交通所+運管所
Department of Transportation and Logistics Management
Keywords: license revocation;driving exposure;logistic regression model;GEE
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2006
Abstract: This study investigated the effectiveness of administrative lifetime driver's license revocation (ALLR) and its impact on offenders, based on a two-stage survey of 768 offenders. It was found that after ALLR had been imposed, 23.4% of these offenders were still driving almost the same as before, 59.8% drove significantly less frequently, and only 16.8% of the offenders gave up driving completely. The results of logistic regression models showed that offenders' compliance with ALLR was significantly correlated with their personal characteristics (age, income), penalty status (incarceration, duration of ALLR), and the need to drive for working, commuting and shopping. Elderly and low-income offenders were more likely to abide by the ALLR restriction. The application of the generalized estimating equations (GEE) model was used to identify the determinant factors affecting offenders' driving mileage, and to effectively estimate the driving mileage reduction as a result of the ALLR. It was found that ALLR is fairly effective in keeping offenders off the road, but that it may reduce their ability to make a living. resulting in the less fortunate becoming more helpless. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2005.09.002
ISSN: 0001-4575
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2005.09.002
Volume: 38
Issue: 2
Begin Page: 269
End Page: 276
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