Deterrent sanctions, Deterrence, Traffic laws, Drunk driving, Civil liability
Criminal Law | Insurance Law | Law and Society | Torts
What are the consequences of the application of legal sanctions? How can these consequences be determined? This Article attempts to explore these questions in the limited field of highway safety, examining the available evidence and indicating areas where further investigation is essential. Although conclusions with respect to the general deterrent effect of traffic laws do not emerge, the parameters of the problem are defined and plausible hypotheses suggested.
Cramton, Roger C., "Driver Behavior and Legal Sanctions: A Study of Deterrence" (1969). Cornell Law Faculty Publications. Paper 932.
Published in: Michigan Law Review, Vol. 67, No. 3 (January 1969).