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Webinar: Not All Roads Are Created Equal
This 40-minutes presentation on New Zealand's Speed Management Guide is by Glenn Bunting and Diane Gamble from the NZ Transport Agency.
Achieving Safe System Speeds on Urban Arterial Roads: Compendium of Good Practice
This compendium presents information on speed as a contributor to urban arterial road crashes. It provides information on treatments that can be used to address speed at intersections and midblock locations.
Speed Reduction Treatments for High-speed Environments
This report examines the performance of different types of speed-reducing treatments (or combinations of treatments) in high-speed environments. The project also considered how desired speed can be aligned with a safe, anticipated operating speed…
Public Demand for Safer Speeds: Identification of Interventions for Trial
Speeding is a major contributor to road injuries and fatalities and remains prevalent. Changing community perceptions about speeding is an important priority.
Advanced Systems for Managing Heavy Vehicle Speed on Steep Descents
Austroads technical research project ST1863, examined whether a technical solution is available that can identify heavy vehicles, their speed and configuration, and provide appropriate early warning of unsafe operation on descents. The project was…
Review of Sign Size for Electronic Regulatory Speed Signs
This report documents research to determine if the size of electronic regulatory speed signs (ERSS), such as variable speed limit signs, could be reduced without adversely impacting efficiency of driving or safety.
Model National Guidelines for Setting Speed Limits at High-risk Locations
This report incorporates recent research, best practice examples, and jurisdictional inputs to propose a set of model national speed limit guidelines for setting speed limits at high-risk locations. The model guidelines represent a harm reduction…
Methods for Reducing Speeds on Rural Roads: Compendium of Good Practice
This compendium presents information on speed as a contributor to rural road crashes. It provides information on treatments that can be used to address speed, either at key locations (curves, intersections or the approach to towns) or for routes in…
Driver Attitudes to Speed Enforcement
The research undertaken for this project comprised: an audit of existing speed enforcement strategies in all Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions; a review of research into attitudes towards speeding and speed enforcement in Australian and New…
Expanded Operating Speed Model

Austroads Project TS1456 (Expanded Operating Speed Model) was established to update and expand the road design operating speed models used in Australia. In particular, the project reviewed the validity of the existing operating speed model for rural…