The conditions for inappropriate high speed: a review of the research literature from 1995 to 2006

From a safety perspective, an inappropriate high speed (IHS) is a speed at which a driver loses control of the driving task. Higher speeds are associated with increases in the probability of crashing and the severity of the outcome. The aim of this review is to draw together the national and international literature relating to inappropriate high speed (IHS) in car drivers and motorcyclists. The focus is on research literature published in the period 1995 to 2006, although reference to earlier work will occasionally be made where this is deemed pertinent. It is not intended to provide a critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of individual reports of research, although some critical observations will be made where considered appropriate. As the review is international in scope, it needs to be kept in mind that findings from other jurisdictions may not necessarily generalise to Great Britain because of historical, cultural and infrastructural differences, as well as differences in demographic profiles.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 96p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 92

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01386085
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781906581329
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 7:33PM