EFFECTS OF SPEED LIMITS OUTSIDE BUILT-UP AREAS - AN EVALUATION OF THE RESULTS OF EXPERIMENTAL AND REGULAR SPEED LIMITS IN SWEDEN AND OTHER COUNTRIES

In this literature survey the effects of speed restrictions on traffic and accidents are discussed. Traffic data usually relate to speed and traffic volume. The influence of speed limits on vehicle speeds and the survival of the speed restrictions depend on level of speed limit, design of the road etc. The main influence is found to be on the highest speeds. The effects on accidents are discussed: numbers of accidents and injured persons for different kinds of speed restrictions, degrees of seriousness and types of accidents, effects on different roads and in different seasons. The results of most experiments seem to indicate that suitable speed limits have an accident-reducing effect. Economical consequences of speed restrictions are discussed. Recommendations for future applications of speed limits in Sweden are given./TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish Road Safety Office

    Fack S-17120
    Solna 1,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Joenrup, H
    • SVENSSON, A A
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 319 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126335
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin 10 R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM