Balance between harm reduction and mobility in setting speed limits (Austroads Speed Limits Stage 2)

  • Fildes, Brian (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

A new approach to improving travel safety on our roads is to re-examine traditional speed limit setting criteria with a view towards a greater emphasis on safety criteria. This approach was targeted in a Stage 1, feasibility study, which entailed both a review of traditional speed limit setting criteria and an exploration of the issues associated with adopting a minimal harm approach in setting speed limits.
Stage 2 of the project aims to further develop the harm-reduction speed limit model and to rn field trials in at least one jurisdriction to evaluate real-world issues associated with this approach. Field trial results will be analysed to measure possible shifts in travel speed distributions, leading to estimates of crash and travel time changes.
Effective start/end date15/01/0530/06/06