Hastigheter på kommunala gator i tätort: Resultat från mätningar år 2018

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The aim of the present study is to report the changes between the years 2017 and 2018 concerningdriver speed levels and speed limit compliance on the main municipality streets. The year 2012 wasthe starting year for the measurement series, and in 2018 a sixth follow-up was performed. Only themain municipality streets with speed limits between 40 km/h and 70 km/h were included. Themeasurements were made during the month of September in 23 different municipalities in Sweden.

The results show that in 2018 the space-mean-speed for all vehicles on the main municipality roadswas 46 km/h. With respect to speed violations, overall, 66 per cent of drivers obeyed the speed limit2017. The lowest speed limit compliance was found on roads with a speed limit of 40 km/h, whereonly 53 per cent of the traffic obeyed the speed limit; 66 per cent obeyed the speed limit on 50 km/hroads, 80 per cent on 60 and 79 per cent on 70 km/h roads.

In conclusion, the space-mean-speeds in urban areas are below the legal speed limit, but the lack ofspeed compliance remains a problem, especially on streets with speed limit 40 km/h. Primarily, thespeed limit compliance on roads with lower speed limits must be improved in order to reach the goalof 80 per cent compliance by 2020.

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