HOW TO REDUCE SPEEDING? THE RESULTS OF COMBINED MEASURES. PAPER PRESENTED AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEW WAYS AND MEANS FOR IMPROVED SAFETY, TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, FEBRUARY 20-23, 1989

For many years the speeds of the motor traffic on Swedish roads have increased annually. In the 80's the rate was doubled, resulting in more than half of the drivers not observing the speed limits. The safety potential of lower speeds has been assessed at some 20 percent of the total number of fatalities. Therefore, a speed reduction programme was run 1986-88. The programme was composed of five components: an initial mass media debate on the relation between speeds and safety, increased police enforcement, stricter rules for withdrawal of driving licence when speeding, increased speeding fines, and a nationwide informational campaign with the aim to work on driver attitudes to speeding. The programme has been followed by studies on various aspects, i.e. campaign penetration, attitudes and attitude change, speeds, and accident statistics. The results indicate that speeds could be influenced when several measures are combined. The effects are small, however. Measures implemented without support of other measures seem to be ineffective. Substantial speed reduction seems to require new and more powerful measures than the traditional ones.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nationalfoereningen foer Trafiksaekerhetens

    Box 1155
    Kista,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • SPOLANDER, K
  • Publication Date: 1989

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00605797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM