Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/66718
Authors: 
Paredes, Ricardo D.
Rizzi, Luis I.
Valenzuela, Javier
Year of Publication: 
2006
Citation: 
[Journal:] Estudios de Economía [ISSN:] 0718-5286 [Volume:] 33 [Year:] 2006 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 97-115
Abstract (Translated): 
Most road accidents in Chile (causing about 1,600 deaths per year) are linked to speeding. A widely used control mechanism all over the world, the speed detectors, enabled in the middle of the 1990's was then suddenly prohibited in Chile through the enactment of a law justified on the idea that radars were only used to raise funds to local governments and in some way, a source of illegal profits. Most road accidents in Chile (causing about 1,600 deaths per year) are linked to speeding. A widely used control mechanism all over the world, the speed detectors, enabled in the middle of the 1990's was then suddenly prohibited in Chile through the enactment of a law justified on the idea that radars were only used to raise funds to local governments and in some way, a source of illegal profits.
Subjects: 
road accidents
value of life
political economy
JEL: 
D61
L91
Document Type: 
Article

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