Measures for speed management

Measures for speed management are essential for limiting the negative effects of driving too fast and at inappropriate speeds. To begin with, safe and credible speed limits must be determined. Dynamic speed limits that take into account the real-time circumstances, such as weather conditions and traffic situation, can be useful here. In addition, it is important that road users always know the local speed limit. Increasingly, this can be achieved by in-vehicle information. Where necessary, local infrastructural measures such as speed humps must be used to enforce a safe speed. These infrastructural measures require a logical location and a good implementation. This approach will put a stop to most unintentional speeding offences. Strict police control remains essential for the group of motorists that deliberately drive too fast. Public information campaigns and education should accompany all these measures and, in a more general sense, inform road users about the importance of speed management. In the somewhat more distant future, a large effect is expected of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA). (A) This fact sheet may be accessed by Internet users at: (The title of the Dutch version of this fact sheet is: 'Maatregelen voor snelheidsbeheersing').

  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

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  • Pagination: 6p
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    • Publisher: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

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  • Accession Number: 01060872
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 1:22PM