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


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.



Social sustainability and just mobility

Welcome to a research workshop on Social sustainability and just mobility, 8–9 October 2019 in Linköping, Sweden

European Road Profile User's Group, ERPUG

Welcome to the sixth ERPUG meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. 

Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

The second Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region conference will be held in Tallinn, Estonia. VTI is part of the programme committee. 



Knowledge in the fight against microplastics from road traffic

The Government has commissioned VTI to develop and disseminate knowledge regarding the emission of microplastics from road traffic.


How to make autonomous vehicles coexist with other traffic

The road infrastructure must be prepared for self-driving vehicles – especially in the beginning when the concepts are still new. Researchers are contributing to this through CoEXist, an EU-funded research project in which VTI participates as the largest...


Electric roads: ‘Standardisation is an important factor for a future European transport system’

VTI employees recently arranged a workshop in Brussels on the standardisation of Electric Road Systems (ERS). ERS has become increasingly relevant as a possible method for reducing the transport sector's environmental impacts, especially in terms of climate...


Research on passenger and freight transport research

Shift2Rail is a European railway project that works actively to create innovations within the railway sector. IMPACT-2 is a project within Shift2Rail that follows and evaluates the innovation projects. How are the innovations coming along? Are they beneficial...


How vehicles can avoid accidents on newly paved roads

Friction is an important property for road safety. VTI has investigated how roads change in the first few weeks after surfacing work has been completed. Researchers recommend posting warning signs when the road is opened and waiting at least three weeks to...


VTI contributes to study on older drivers and accidents

On behalf of and in collaboration with the Swedish Transport Agency, VTI has carried out a study of older drivers and the link between illness and traffic accidents. The Transport Agency has now published the results.