Safety Board Calls Speeding 'National Safety Issue'

This article reports on a recent study by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that focused on the causes of speed-related crashes among passenger vehicles and the countermeasures to prevent them. The study defined speeding-related crashes as ones in which a law enforcement officer indicated that a vehicle’s speed was a contributing factor. The study also examined underused or ineffectively used countermeasures, such as communities' use of automated enforcement and vehicle-based intelligent speed adaptation systems. The NTSB study included a literature survey; analyses of speeding-related crash data; and interviews with national, state and local traffic safety stakeholders. This study resulted in the issuance of 19 safety recommendations designed to address the problem of speed-related crashes. Some of the recommendations are specific to strategies to help protect vulnerable road users such as pedestrians. Readers are referred to a link to access the full 97-page National Transportation Safety Board research paper ( ) as well as to recent IIHS studies related to speeding.


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  • Accession Number: 01652174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 2017 10:00AM