Changes of Speed Limits. Effects on Speed and Accidents

Endring av Fartsgrenser. Effekt pa Kjorefart og Ulykker

In the autumn of 2001, speed limits were lowered from 90 km/h to 80 km/h and from 80 km/h to 70 km/h on hazardous road sections in Norway. These road sections had been identified as having a high number of fatal or serious injury accidents per kilometer of road. This report presents an evaluation of the effects these changes in speed limits gave on speed limit from 80 km/h to 70 km/h has successfully reduced both speed the number of injury accidents and the number of injured road users.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Text in Norwegian; English summary.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Norwegian Institute of Transport Economics

    Gransesvingen 7, P.O. Box 6110, Etterstad
    Oslo,   Norway  N-0602
  • Authors:
    • Ragnoy, A
  • Publication Date: 2004-10


  • English
  • Norwegian

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 58p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 82-480-0439-2
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TOI-729/2004
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2005 4:18PM