SPEED EXPERIMENT IN ESTONIA - IMPACTS ON ROAD SAFETY AND ROAD USER BEHAVIOUR

In May 1997, the Estonian government increased the general speed limit on all Estonian roads from 90 to 100 km/h, for a one month period. The next step was an experiment in 1998 where speed limits only on certain sections of the country's roads were increased from 90 km/h to 100, 110 or 120 km/h for a period of 5 months. Study design was quasi experimental. Comparison data was used; the road sections that were qualified for the raised speed limits were assigned randomly into two groups: experimental roads where the speed limits were raised and control roads where the limits remained unchanged. Speed measurements took place before, during, and after the speed limits were raised; altogether data collected consisted of more than 1.5 million individual speed measurements. Accident data consisted of police reports on the road sections included in the study. Studies also included a survey where more than 1,600 drivers were interviewed at the roadside, mainly at service stations.

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  • Authors:
    • Antov, D
    • Roivas, T
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  • Publication Date: 2000

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00796306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI konferens 13A, Part 6, 6
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 28 2000 12:00AM