Effective speed management the next step forward: saving lives by decreasing speeds in local streets

Queensland is experiencing a record low road toll and appears to be well on the way to achieving one of the safest road networks in the world. This paper discusses the reasons for the introduction of a 50 km/h speed limit on local streets, the method of implementation involving education, enforcement and engineering components, the anticipated costs and savings of introducing this initiative and proposed methods of evaluation. It notes the importance of the extensive consultation which was undertaken during the development and implementation of this initiative and which helped to ensure the effective implementation of the project. It is noted that the implementation of all components of the speed management strategy relies on the integration of engineering, education, enforcement and evaluation activities and the integration of knowledge from numerous stakeholder groups, government bodies and the community. The integration of these approaches and knowledge has resulted in the efficient and effective development and implementation of the 50 km/h speed limit in South-East Queensland.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01395051
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 1864993782
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 12:14PM