Evidence-based behavioural change for speeding drivers

A review of the literature of interventions to reduce speeding was conducted. The data from 12 different interventions was analysed. The research examined suggested that speeding interventions based solely on videos or advertisements are unlikely to change speeding behaviour. Messages with an enforcement theme (fines or speed camera) had the highest perceived effectiveness and produced the lowest levels of intention to speed. An intervention based on a discussion of techniques to avoid accidents, and an educational pamphlet, was most effective in reducing crash risk. The content of 10 speed awareness courses in the UK was examined. Some of the courses contained a 2- or 3-h session in which 2 or 3 drivers practise their driving with an advanced driving instructor. For the covering abstract see ITRD E138063.

  • Authors:
    • FYLAN, R
    • HEMPEL, S
    • CONNOR, M
    • LAWTON, R
  • Publication Date: 2006-12


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  • Accession Number: 01102808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2008 8:38AM