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Speeding, punishment, and recidivism : evidence from a regression discontinuity design / Markus Gehrsitz (IZA and University of Strathclyde) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserGehrsitz, Markus In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Markus Gehrsitz
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, April 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10707
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-121894 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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This paper estimates the effects of temporary drivers license suspensions on driving behavior. A little known rule in the German traffic penalty catalogue maintains that drivers who commit a series of speeding transgressions within 365 days should have their license suspended for one month. My regression discontinuity design exploits the quasi-random assignment of license suspensions caused by the 365-days cut-off and shows that 1-month license suspensions lower the probability of recidivating within a year by 20 percent. This is largely a specific deterrence effect driven by the punishment itself and not by incapacitation, information asymmetries, or the threat of stiffer future penalties.