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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, R.en
dc.contributor.authorMcLean, J.en
dc.contributor.authorFarmer, M.en
dc.contributor.authorLee, B.en
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, C.en
dc.identifier.citationAccident Analysis and Prevention, 1997; 29(5):667-674en
dc.description(c) Elsevieren
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to estimate the likely effect of reduced travel speeds on the incidence of pedestrian fatalities in Adelaide, Australia. The study was based on the results of detailed investigations of 176 fatal pedestrian crashes in the Adelaide area between 1983 and 1991. The method developed to estimate the effect of reduced travelling speed is described and supported by references to the published literature. A reduction in the speed limit from 60 to 50 km/h was one of four speed reduction scenarios considered. The smallest estimated reduction in fatal pedestrian collisions in the selection presented was 13%, for a scenario in which all drivers obeyed the existing speed limit. The largest estimated reduction was 48% for a scenario in which all drivers were travelling 10 km/h slower. The estimated reductions in fatalities obtained in this study are compared with those observed in places where the urban area speed limit has been lowered.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityR. W. G. Anderson, A. J. McLean, M. J. B. Farmer, B. H. Lee and C. G. Brooksen
dc.subjectPedestrian safety; Vehicle speed; Speed limitsen
dc.titleVehicle travel speeds and the incidence of fatal pedestrian crashesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionCentre for Automotive Safety Research publicationsen
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