The 40 km/h limit - being as objective as we can

The 40 km/h speed limit is more a question of amenity rather than safety. A 40 km/h limit is likely to improve amenity for local residents and reduce it for motorists. Changed attitudes to speeding and the use of speed cameras for enforcement mean that a 40 km/h limit is not necessarily bound to fail, but its success is by no means certain. It is essential to put in place a comprehensive evaluation should a 40 km/h limit be introduced, which must be planned well in advance to ensure adequate "before" data is collected.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management Seminar, Friday, 3rd April, 1992, "40 kmh Speed Limit", ARRB, Victoria

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01432709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:10PM