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Study finds drivers stop speeding for a few dollars a day

GasBuddy Blog -- Paying motorists not to break the speed limit works pretty well, a recent NHTSA study has revealed.

According to the study, speeding was nearly eradicated among a group of drivers who were offered $25 per week if they didn't break the speed limit. The report highlighted dramatic reductions in speeding when coupled with cash incentive.

Ian Reagan, a traffic researcher for NHTSA, said that drivers appeared to discontinue speeding because of the incitement of being paid, with a prize for good driving combined with mild financial penalties for violating the traffic rules.

“We found that the incentive system was incredibly effective in getting drivers to reduce their speeding,” the Age quoted him as telling news...


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mamalisa52
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 2:24:39 AM

I would slow my speed for extra $25,,why not?
mamalisa52
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 2:20:27 AM

The problem is that so many people depend on the government to take care of them instead of doing what they can to find ways to take care of them selves. America is a land of big opportunity and we must stop complaining and start doing
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 12:13:06 AM

your talking about the dollar and the power their of.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:34:47 AM

This is what happens when "only government can solve the problem". Problems are politicized and people do not make good decisions based on fact but political rhetoric and free stuff. Are we as a country moving towards a new "Declaration of DEPENDENCE"?
wldhrs1
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:19:23 AM

Great comment from indyjim. Nuff said.
indyjim
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:51:15 AM

This makes as much sense as paying able bodied people to sit at home watching govt. purchased tv's and talking on govt. paid cell phones until they get in their govt. purchased cars and drive to the grocery to buy govt. paid-for food. ONLY IN AMERICA!
driveonby1
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 2:20:50 PM

could they pay me to lose weight, too?
CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:49:17 AM

So childish, the savings at the pump should be enough incentive, not to mention the cost of speeding tickets
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 8:12:17 AM

ok
ggg452
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 8:09:25 AM

Doesn't take much to slow down and save money on gas...same thing.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 5:45:51 AM

ok
99dakota
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 8:28:47 PM

makes sense
OHMS
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 4:24:21 AM

national highway SAFETY administration funding stupid study ?

[Edited by: OHMS at 7/31/2012 4:24:52 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 12:29:38 PM

Let's do it all the time.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:51:29 AM

Do we really need to bribe people to do the speed limit? Having the little economy gauge in my dash is enough for me.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 8:09:35 AM

ok
Charles_NJ
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 11:45:55 AM

Whatever!

Normal would be...

- Understand what the passing lane is for and not ride it at turtle speed thinking you're the only car on the road, while holding back traffic.

- Get off the cell phone! A quick call, okay... beyond that, get to a shrink because, you have bigger issues. Perhaps gets a "blankie" to comfort you instead and not tick off every other driver on the road.

- A car is riding your behind, let them pass so, move over to the right.

- You have to realize that one of the biggest reasons that there are speed limits is because big brother realizes that they must post something so that the not so bright crayons can't drive any faster and be more dangerous even though they realize that they don't belong on the road. There should be required 50 hours+ hands on (local and highway) driving paid by each person who wants to have a license! Also, it'd help if you start everyone with a Ford Escort/Smart car and move their way up to bigger vehicles based on driving years, retests and experience.Message Posted: Jun 29, 2012 8:00:47 PM
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just drive normal,saves gas and lives
stonecold5005
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 9:15:40 AM

ok
stonecold5005
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 12:00:27 PM

ok
albert2008
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 9:48:21 AM

stupid study
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 9:18:07 AM

ok
stonecold5005
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2012 9:22:01 AM

not
stonecold5005
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not
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2012 2:12:41 PM

What a bunch of crap. Paying lawbreakers not to break the law.
bribes??? With out tax dollars. No way!
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2012 8:00:47 PM

just drive normal,saves gas and lives
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not
niceguytx
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2012 1:51:40 PM

Here it is speed traps.


[Edited by: niceguytx at 6/29/2012 1:52:21 PM EST]
albert2008
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2012 9:05:08 AM

stupid study
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2012 7:34:19 PM

old news
LeftLane1
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2012 12:40:39 PM

I MIGHT consider slowing down for pay, but fundamentally it would be wrong if that is taxpayer money, besides, most of those "STUDIES" were an even Bigger Waste of taxpayer money, most of the rulings from the NHTSA are a waste in general, more policy politics than anything about safety...
albert2008
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 9:28:08 AM

not nice
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2012 11:31:27 PM

Yeah, where will the money come from, More taxes just to give it back to us for driving better!
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2012 9:03:16 AM

old
sneadmd
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:26:22 PM

This is biased in that everyone involved knew they were being studied ... ie the Hawthorne effect ... Also this appears to only be a week long study ... A bigger study would be needed before researchers could claim succes on such a study...
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 8:10:44 PM

Eh I heard this on NPR last week, they also mentioned the difference between what the insurance companies are doing vs this test. The insurance companies that give you a rate reduction for putting a machine in your car doesn't give you immediate feed back and you have no idea what the metrics are since you do not see the information.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:35:15 PM

old
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 11:43:04 AM

Let's pay people to stop robbing banks, killing people and all sorts of criminal activity. Pay kids to go to school and stop doing drugs and drinking, right?
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 10:22:41 AM

Old Post.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:12:04 AM

Driving a motorized vehicle on any public property (We The People) is a privilege – not a right; check the constitution. The rectangle highway traffic control signs along or above the nation’s highways and byways that are with white background and black letting are NOT suggested speed limits—they are REGULATORY and punitive. NOTE: Citizens Arrest is a valid law and those with vehicle cams…can take violators to court and win the case to include legal fees. The rectangles with a yellow background with black letting are HIGHLY SUGGESTED MAXIMUM Speed limits due to situation safety---NOT punitive. The insurance companies, (a private company) as a stock-holder influenced organization have the right idea-track your speed and vehicle use to formulate your monthly insurance premium. Conversely, State governments using this “safe-pay” is in “We The People’s Business” although ---again, driving is a privilege in their State and they can reward and punish drivers as they see fit. Be safe out there; wear your seat belt, don’t drink and drive, and don’t text and drive…I don’t want to meet you in those examples.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:06:28 AM

so how do they know if they were speeding or not? GPS tracking?
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:03:55 AM

This article is looking like history lesson.
unclemattie
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:02:39 AM

repeat article...
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:00:38 AM

stupid study
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 8:58:03 AM

Another rerun Interesting reading tho.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 8:53:17 AM

Sorry ..... I do not have a new comment for this one ;(
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 8:50:54 AM

probably had a impact on their gas mileage too.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 8:50:51 AM

Ok, older news, but still interersting.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 8:50:35 AM

old post.
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ok
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ditto
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Old article.
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