The driving speeds of the Finnish road-safety experts were measured when they were approaching a hotel where a national meeting on road safety was to be arranged. This time the topic of the meeting was speed and safety. The speeds were recorded with a Doppler radar in a hazardous junction of two main roads with a speed limit of 60 km/h. The experts' speeds were clearly faster than those of other traffic - including those who had travelled approximately the similar distance during their trip. Every expert exceeded the speed limit; half of them exceeded 15 km/h and the highest speed was 102 km/h. These results show that the knowledge of safe driving does not guarantee safe driving -just as we know from the earlier research that neither do greater skills. They support the pessimistic prediction concerning our possibilities to enchange safe driving with educational measures. (TRRL)

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    Helsinki University, Finland

    Traffic Research Unit, Ritarikatu 5
    Helsinki,   Finland 
  • Authors:
    • SUMMALA, H
  • Publication Date: 1988


  • Finnish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.
  • Serial:
    • Reports
    • Issue Number: 15
    • Publisher: Helsinki University, Finland
    • ISSN: 0781-9935

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00492417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • ISBN: 951-45-4626-1
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM