Noteworthy Speed Management Practices

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

PROJECT NUMBER

FHWA-SA-20-047, 19-685

START DATE

01/01/19

END DATE

11/30/19

FOCUS AREAS

Safety

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE, REACTOR
SPONSORS

Federal Highway Administration
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Iowa Department of Transportation

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Shauna Hallmark

Director, InTrans

Co-Principal Investigator
Neal Hawkins

Associate Director, InTrans

About the research

Speeding contributes to over a quarter of all road trauma and is a persistent driving behavior that brings harm both to the vehicle occupants as well as other more vulnerable road users. In 2018, speeding related crashes resulted in 9,378 deaths which is a staggering 26 percent of all crash fatalities.

Agencies who want to address speeding are often faced with a lack of resources in setting appropriate speeds for conditions, pushback on changing speed limits, a lack of resources for countermeasures or enforcement, and restrictions or opposition to alternate long-lasting enforcement options such as safety cameras.

This report provides another avenue of information for practitioners in that it summarizes eight case studies which highlight noteworthy practices over a range of speed management issues.

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