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(Français) La politique de sécurité routière peut-elle être rendue " acceptable " pour tous ? L'exemple de l'automatisation du contrôle du respect des limitations de vitesse en France

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Category 2012 CMRSC XXII Banff
Tags Session 4A
Author/Auteur Fabrice Hamelin


The social acceptance of an automated speed enforcement system may be understood through two hypotheses. The first one is that we cannot assess a program only by a measure of its impact on driver behaviour or by a cost-benefit analysis. We also need to know how such an innovation has been received - "accepted" being the term we shall use here - by those it is intended for. The second one is that a good acceptation by public opinion isn't sufficient to insure its efficiency and durability. The acceptability of professionals and elected people who are in charge of implementing this program is also relevant. In both cases, public and professional acceptability is the result or the product of a political and/or administrative process of legitimation of action by the authorities. These two hypotheses will allow us to answer to one question: under what conditions road safety policy may be "acceptable" for all? In France, such a question is becoming central, in 2011, after mobilization initiate by a change in automated speed camera system.

Fabrice Hamelin