DRIVING SPEEDS BEFORE AND AFTER THE OIL CRISIS

RIJSNELHEDEN VOOR EN NA DE OLIECRISIS

The article describes how speed distributions of cars on rural roads have changed since the oil crisis and the introduction of a general speed limit of 80 km/h. Spot speed measurements were carried out on 32 road sites in the province of Gelderland before and after the limit was introduced. Road perception and -design characteristics appear to be relevant for the degree of change. The mean speed dropped by 5,2%, the 85% rate of exceeding speed limits by 6,8%; these decreases are described by linear regression. The mean percentage of cars exceeding 80 km/h dropped from 25,7% to 16,9%. Calibration of a mathematical model confirms the supposition that drivers moving faster than about 40 km/h in the past, have adjusted their speeds proportionally. /TRRL/

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    Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB

    Wassenaarseweg 220, P.O. Box 93200
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Michels, T
    • Heijden, TGCM
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 454-459
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131796
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM