CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SPEEDING DRIVER

Because of the importance of excessive speed in road safety, the RTA is giving consideration to mounting publicity campaigns to promote awareness of the dangers of speeding. This study of the speeding driver/vehicle combination has been done to provide basic information for such campaigns. The study has examined Victorian sources of data on speeds and accidents, from the Victoria Police, the Australian Road Research Board and the Road Safety and Traffic Authority. It would appear that the "speeding" car driver is almost certainly young and male, with (probably) little driving experience. High speeds are probably also associated with newer and high-powered cars, and perhaps long trips. The implications of these factors are discussed in relation to possible publicity campaigns.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cowley (JE) and Associates

    55 Campbell Street
    Glen Waverley, Victoria 3150,   Australia 

    Victoria Road Safety and Traffic Authority, Australia

    854 Glenferrie Road
    Hawthorne, Victoria  Australia  3122
  • Authors:
    • Cowley, J E
  • Publication Date: 1983-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 8/83 (GR), HS-036 538
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM