70-GRANSENS EFFEKT PA TRAFIKOLYCKOR

THE EFFECTS OF THE INTRODUCTION OF THE 70 KM/H LIMIT ON ALL ROADS OUTSIDE BUILT-UP AREAS (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ROADS OF HIGH STANDARD FOR WHICH THE SPEED LIMIT WAS SET AT 90 OR 110 KM/H DEPENDING ON ROAD WIDTH AND AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC) WAS STUDIED FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR. THE ROADS INVESTIGATED COMPRISED ALL NATIONAL MAIN ROADS (RESTRICTED TO 70 KM/H) AND ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF CORRESPONDING COUNTY ROADS. THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS ON THESE ROADS WAS COMPARED TO THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS FOR A CORRESPONDING PERIOD WHEN THE SPEED LIMIT WAS 90 KM/H. A CONTROL STUDY WAS CONDUCTED FOR ROADS FOR WHICH THE SPEED LIMIT REMAINED UNCHANGED AT 90 KM/H. RESULTS INDICATE THAT THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS WAS REDUCED ON ROADS FOR WHICH THE SPEED LIMIT WAS CHANGED FROM 90 TO 70 KM/H. DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF THE INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUE AND THE ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

    Olaus Magnus vaeg 35
    Linkoeping,   Sweden  SE-581 95
  • Authors:
    • Nilssong
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 49 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 24

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM