Vehicle Travel Speeds and The Incidence
of Fatal Pedestrian Collisions


The Road Accident Research Unit at The University of Adelaide with the support of The Federal Office of Road Safety has conducted a study into the relationship between vehicle travelling speed and the incidence of fatal pedestrian collisions in South Australia.

Vehicle travelling speed was found to be a very important factor in fatal pedestrian collisions. It was also found that even small decreases in vehicle travelling speeds could have prevented a large number of pedestrian fatalities.


Volume 1 of the full report is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file (716KB)
This volume contains the method and results.

Volume 2 of the full report is also available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file (2MB)
This volume contains individual case details.


Note: The above PDF format file requires at least version 3 of the Acrobat Reader Software and prefereably version 4 if you are going to print it out.


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