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The fast and the furious : drivers, speed cameras and control in a risk society

Author: Helen Wells
Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Series: Human factors in road and rail transport.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Fast and The Furious: Drivers, Speed Cameras and Control in a Risk Society offers an explanation for the continued debate about one road safety intervention - the speed camera - by situating that debate within contemporary literature about the 'risk society' (Beck, 1992) and more broadly understood experiences of risk faced on a daily basis by drivers. Rather than a focus on risk as something that can be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wells, Helen, 1977-
Fast and the furious.
Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011
(DLC) 2011030402
(OCoLC)743040341
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Wells
ISBN: 9781409430902 1409430901 1283318962 9781283318969
OCLC Number: 764632403
Awards: Short-listed for Criminology Book Prize 2013
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 231 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 A Brief History of Speed Limit Enforcement; 3 Contradictory Expert Claims about Speed Cameras; 5 Respectability, Responsibility and Resistance; 6 Experiencing Automated Enforcement; 7 Developments --
Past, Present and Future; 8 Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Human factors in road and rail transport.
Responsibility: by Helen Wells.

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Presents a sociological and criminological perspective critical to understanding the driver's role at the centre of road safety interventions. This book offers an explanation for the continued debate  Read more...

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Shortlisted for the British Society of Criminology Book Prize, 2013. 'Helen Wells sets out on an important and timely quest to place roads policing through speed cameras in the context of a "risk Read more...

 
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