Speed has a positive effect on mobility in terms of reducing transport times, but it impacts negatively on road safety, affecting both the likelihood of a road traffic crash and the severity of its consequences. Speed also has adverse effects on levels of environmental and noise pollution, and the “liveability” of urban areas. Over the last decade, along with greater global attention to reducing speed as part of efforts to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries, there has been a growing movement - often instigated at local level - concerned with strategies to manage speed in communities, and the potential benefits in terms of safer and more liveable streets. This document outlines a number of evidence-based interventions that are shown to be effective at tackling speed including (1) building or modifying roads to include features that calm traffic, (2) establishing speed limits appropriate to the function of each road, (3) Enforcing speed limits, (4) Installing in-vehicle technologies, and (5) raising awareness about the dangers of speeding.
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- Publication Date: 2017
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 16p
- TRT Terms: In vehicle sensors; Safety campaigns; Speed control; Speed limits; Speeding; Traffic calming; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic safety
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 01635065
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 22 2017 2:46PM