Local street traffic management case studies: discussion of road hump proposals in Hawthorn (Vic)

The report is a summary of discussion at a meeting convened by Hawthorn City Council on January 12th 1980, to consider the views of road users groups on the proposed installation of road humps in a local street. Representatives of emergency services, motorists' and motorcycle organisations were present. Concerns were expressed about effects on motorcycle safety, time lost by emergency vehicles, and the legitimacy both of the concept of speed control and the use of physical devices to achieve it. Some observations on disputed points and supplementary factual information are added by the author. These include comments on legal liability and the 'duty of care'; the use of standard signs; the nature of the proposal as a field trial rather than an 'experiment'; the speeds at which vehicles travel in the street concerned; the extent and significance of any extra time taken to traverse the street; the likely effects on speeds; the rationale of imposing constraints on vehicle behaviour; and the view of local street speed reduction as an area wide rather than a black spot treatment.

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    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Brindle, R E
  • Publication Date: 1980-3


  • English

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  • Pagination: 21p
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    • Issue Number: AIR 339-2

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  • Accession Number: 01439131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:02PM