An Indiana traffic ticket may not be enough to stop a motorist from speeding, according to the latest research.
In a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Applied Psychology, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that drivers who get pulled over for traffic violations actually have fewer legal defenses than those who get caught speeding.
“Our research suggests that when we consider the consequences of violating the speed limit, we need to consider the actual number of people that get pulled behind the wheel,” said study author Mark R. Rabinowitz, a professor in the department of sociology at Penn.
“In this study, we found that people who get stopped are actually more likely to get a ticket than people who don’t get pulled, which suggests that the people who have been stopped are more likely than the people not to have the resources to fight back.”
Rabinowksi said the findings suggest that while the public is interested in reducing traffic fatalities, it needs to do more to educate drivers about their legal rights.
“It seems like we’re really missing the point,” he said.
“If we’re going to address these problems, we really need to make sure that people know how to protect themselves.
People need to understand that if they get pulled in front of a camera, they’re not going to get away with it.”
The study, which included data from the state of Indiana, surveyed 7,500 drivers across three states, including Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
It found that in the three states where the researchers analyzed data, drivers were less likely to be stopped for speeding when they were pulled over, but still pulled over when the cameras were turned off.
The majority of drivers in Indiana were cited for speeding by law enforcement, the study found.
When the cameras turned on, only about 20 percent of drivers were pulled.
The study also found that the number of traffic tickets issued to people who weren’t ticketed in the first place was almost identical to the number that were issued in the years prior to the introduction of camera technology.
A recent study by researchers at Harvard and Stanford found that while cameras are helpful in reducing speeding, they do not deter everyone from speeding.
The authors said that if the public wanted to reduce traffic deaths, it would be more helpful to provide incentives to people to stop driving when cameras are turned on.
“We need to get more of our drivers to stop before they commit a crime,” said lead author Emily K. Gagnon, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Psychology at Harvard.
“What’s important is not to use a camera to stop them before they do something wrong.
Instead, we should use a car to pull them over before they cause a fatal crash.”
Researchers also examined the effect of a vehicle’s tint color and the speed of the vehicle.
“I think it’s important to point out that we don’t know exactly what is going on in the cameras’ system,” Rabinowski said.
The researchers used data collected from a camera in a car in Ohio.
“This is the first study that has examined the effects of tinted windows on the speed and speed limits,” Rabelowitz said.
When drivers were asked to rate their tolerance for tinted glass on a scale of 1 to 5, those who were tested at a high speed, but not tinted, were nearly twice as likely to break the speed record.
The research also found a statistically significant difference in how people who got tickets for speeding were treated by law enforcers.
In the three Indiana states where researchers analyzed the data, people who received a ticket were twice as often fined for speeding as those who didn’t receive a ticket.