Hastigheter på kommunala gator i tätort: resultat från mätningar 2014

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The aim of the present study is to report the changes between the years 2013 and 2014 concerning driver speed levels and speed limit compliance on the main municipality streets. The year 2012 was the starting year for the measurement series, and in 2014 a second follow-up was performed. Only the main municipality streets with speed limits between 40 km/h and 70 km/h were included. The measurements were made during the month of September in 23 different municipalities. The results show that in 2014 the space-mean-speed for all vehicles on the main municipality roads was 49 km/h. With respect to the proportion of violations, overall, a total of 37 per cent of the traffic drove over the speed limit in 2014; that is, 63 per cent of drivers obeyed the speed limit. The lowest speed limit compliance was found on roads with a speed limit of 40 km/h, where only 54 per cent of the traffic obeyed the speed limit; 61 per cent obeyed the speed limit on 50 km/h roads, 68 per cent on 60 km/h roads, and 77 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 of speed compliance remains a problem. Primarily, the speed limit compliance on roads with lower speed limits must be improved in order to reach the goal of 80 per cent compliance by 2020.

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