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Traffic Safety Policy in the European Union: The Role of Interest Groups

Shaw, Kelly B. (2009) Traffic Safety Policy in the European Union: The Role of Interest Groups. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This preliminary research examines traffic safety variables that are influencing the behavior of interest groups in the European Union. Utilizing a fixed effects estimation model, this research identifies variables that are influencing traffic deaths in the 15 member states that made up the European Union prior to May 1, 2004. Time series data analyzing the impact of vehicle concentration in member states, unemployment, length of roadways, legal driving blood alcohol levels, speed on roadways, gross domestic product per capita, and alcohol consumption per capita are examined across time in these countries. Further research on this question will investigate how interest groups are altering the relationship between these variables and the dependent variable, traffic fatalities. In turn, future research will investigate the lobbying efforts of interest groups as they attempt to influence traffic safety policy in the European Union.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > lobbying/interest representation
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2009 (11th), April 23-25, 2009
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2012 20:32
    Number of Pages: 19
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2012 20:32
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/33135

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