Managing Speed: Review of Current Practice for Setting and Enforcing Speed Limits, Issue 254
Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, National Academy Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Transportation - 427 pages
Examines practices for setting and enforcing speed limits on all types of roads and provides guidance to state and local governments on appropriate methods of setting speed limits and related enforcement strategies. Following an executive summary, this report is presented in six chapters and five appendices.
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85th percentile speed AASHTO Accident Accident Analysis appropriate driving speeds appropriate speed limits arterial average speed average traffic speed behavior changes in speed crash involvement rates crash probability crash rates crash severity decrease Delta-V Department of Transportation design speed effects of speed factors fatal crashes fatality rates Federal Highway Administration freeways higher speeds highway safety injury crashes Interstate highways km/h Lave limited-access roads maximum speed limits motorists NHTSA NMSL nonlimited-access pedestrians photo radar police posted speed limits reduced relationship between speed Report risk road class road types road users roadway rural Interstate highways setting speed limits Shinar Solomon speed and crash speed dispersion speed distributions speed enforcement speed humps speed limit changes speed management speed zones tion trade-offs traffic calming Traffic Safety traffic volumes Transportation Research Board travel speeds U.S. Department urban Interstate variable speed limit vehicle speeds