New Law Enforcement Impact on the Prevention of Road Accidents in Kosovo

Visar Baxhuku, Ilir Doçi, Jeton Rexhepi


The strengthening of law enforcement is one aspect of traffic accident prevention initiatives that is not to be overlooked. Studies have shown that increasing law enforcement can have an impact of up to 8% (a case study in Sweden). Since the Law on Traffic Safety was replaced in 2016 with the Law on Traffic Regulations, we have been examining the Kosovo instance to determine the effects of stepping up law enforcement. The impact will be measured using statistical data from prior years and the time frame after the new law's implementation. Only those traffic fines that were directly related to the causes of accidents were used in the analysis, which compared the increase and decline of these numbers over time. The objective is to determine the ultimate actions or modifications that will have the greatest impact by measuring the impact in real values. Given that the trend of accidents by causes may be tracked for all kinds of road accidents, the high number of traffic fines classified according to the causes of accidents is a new development in the field of studies on the relationship between measures and the number of accidents.


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Road Traffic; Road Accidents; Accident Analysis; Legislation; Law Enforcement; Statistical Analysis.


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