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Balance between Harm Reduction and Mobility in Setting Speed Limits: A Feasibility Study
  • Publication no: AP-R272-05
  • ISBN: 1 921139 00 5
  • Published: 1 July 2005
This project has been funded by Austroads to develop, trial and evaluate a new system for setting speed limits based on harm reduction principles. This first, feasibility stage of the project has consisted of three main tasks: a literature review has been conducted, to examine present and emerging philosophies in regard to setting speed limits an Expert Group has been brought together, to consider the findings from the literature review and to advise on the best options for developing speed limits based more fully on harm reduction principles the information obtained from the literature review and from the Expert Group, has been used to describe a model for setting speed limits based more fully on harm reduction principles. This report presents the findings arising from these three tasks. In particular, the broad support from jurisdictions for a new speed setting method based more firmly on safety considerations, has led to a recommended approach combining economic optimisation and harm reduction considerations.
  • AP-R272/05 Balance between Harm Reduction and Mobility in Setting Speed Limits:
  • CONTENTS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • INTRODUCTION – THE PROJECT BRIEF
  • 1. LITERATURE REVIEW
  • 2. FINDINGS FROM AN EXPERT GROUP
  • 3. SPEED LIMITS BASED ON HARM REDUCTION
  • FIGURES
  • TABLES
  • INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
  • REFERENCES