Title: Speed & Crash Risk: OECD's recommendations
Date uploaded: 25th April 2018
Date published/launched: December 1999
This paper summarises a report by the International Transport Forum of the Organisation for Economic and Cultural Development (OECD) titled 'Speed and Crash Risk'.
Dr Davis's top line summary is:
Excessive speed is a cause of deaths and injuries across all motorised societies. Through a Safe Systems approach to road safety, with lower speed limits, the evidence is that deaths & serious life-changing injuries can be reduced, while improving quality of life.
The report's four key recommendations were:
• Set speed limits according to Safe System principles
• Reduce the speed on roads as well as speed differences between vehicles
• Improve infrastructure and enforcement if speed limits are to be increased
• Use automatic speed control to reduce speed effectively
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