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Title:Cazabobos o salvavidas? La economía política de los fotorradares en Chile PDF Logo
Authors:Paredes, Ricardo D.
Rizzi, Luis I.
Valenzuela, Javier
Issue Date: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
Appears in Collections:Estudios de Economia, Department of Economics, University of Chile

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