Journal Article

Point-System Driving Licence: Was It Really Needed?

Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali

In Italy, in July 2003, a new highway code came into force. Among other things, it posits a “revolutionary” point-system driving licence. This paper analyses optimal punishment schemes and shows that a simpler policy intervention, such as a dynamic increase in the size of the pecuniary sanctions, could have induced the same outcome.


Carlo Rosa


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D61, K40