The effect of the car-parazzi system on traffic accidents in Korea

Sunku Hahn, Yun Jeong Choi, Won Sin Kim

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In 2001 and 2002, the Korean government rewarded around $3 to civilians who photograph and report violations of traffic rules. This so-called ‘car-parazzi system’ was such a success with well over 4 million cases reported until its abolition. Our empirical results found that the car-parazzi system was much effective in significantly reducing the death tolls by traffic accidents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-622
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government [NRF-2013S1A3A2053586].

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics


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