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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-98-154
Date: July 1998
Synthesis of Safety Research Related to Speed and Speed Management
Anacapa Sciences, Inc.
Safety Design Division, HSRᰫ20
Office of Safety and Traffic Operations R&D
Office of Traffic Injury Control Programs
Contract No. DTFH61–96–P–00521
NOTICE: This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government asumes no liability for its contents or use thereof. The report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
This report presents a synthesis of research findings on the safety effects of speed, speed limits, enforcement, and engineering measures to manage speed.
The report updates a similar synthesis published in 1982. A great deal of speed related research has been carried out since that time. This synthesis highlights the results of significant safety research related to speed completed since the last update. Some of the earlier benchmark studies are incorporated where appropriate.
The report is a product of the FHWA–NHTSA Speed Management Team.