This article describes an experimental study carried out in Finland to show (1) how drivers respect a 30km/h speed limit in a residential area over a long period of time; (2) whether there are differences in behaviour between drivers residing in the area and through traffic drivers; and (3) whether minor changes in conviction procedures for speed limit violation have an effect on speed behaviour. Speeds were measured automatically for a period of 39 days. The method used permitted to distinguish between cycles, motorcycles and cars. It was found that the mean speed was 38km/h. No change in behaviour was observed after introduction of the new law on minor speeding offences. The mean speed of through traffic drivers was 6km/h higher than that of drivers residing in the area. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Finnish Road Association

    Vironkatu 6
    00170 Helsinki 17,   Finland 
  • Authors:
    • SUMMALA, H
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • Finnish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 410-413
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00385497
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM