Vägtrafikens hastigheter: kunskapsinventering

Susanne Gustafsson
Lennart Simonsson

In order to achieve the interim target for road safety it is necessary that compliance of speed limits increases at the road network. VTI has been commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration to analyse major problems and challenges concerning velocity, and to identify key areas for action.

Through a review of available knowledge about speed, and gain of new knowledge from focus group discussions we found that different types of incentives are needed for both private motorists and professional drivers to hold the speed.

Both education and information are important to motivate the driver to act correctly and create a norm in society that deprecates speed violations. However, this should occur in combination with speed monitoring and technical measures.



ICTTP 2020

ICTTP, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, is held in Gothenburg, Sweden.



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