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TitleThe lowering of speed limits in the Adelaide hills - public opinion and on-road observations
AuthorsWoolley JE, Dyson C
Year2003
TypeConference Paper
AbstractIn December 2001 speed limits on a selected group of roads in the Adelaide Hills and Mt Barker Council Areas were reduced from 100 km/h to 80 km/h based on assessments of appropriate speed limits for the roads concerned. The changes were made to roads under Local Government as well as State jurisdiction, in an area which covers a large proportion of the Adelaide Hills. A publicity campaign was conducted by the State Government to inform people of the pending change in speed limit. Telephone questionnaire surveys were conducted two months prior to the introduction of the scheme and at the same time in the following year. Thirteen speed monitoring sites (of which five had limits maintained at 100 km/h) provided data on speeds before and after the introduction of the 80 km/h limit as an indicative measure only. It was found that the scheme had been well accepted by Hills residents with no.major issues arising. Speed monitoring suggested that speeds on the 80 km/h sections had dropped compared with control sites, and absolutely, by several kilometres per hour.
ISBN0731053958
Conference NameRoad Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference
Conference AbbreviationRSR
Conference LocationSydney, Australia
Conference Date24-26 September 2003
Journal Volume (Issue)1
Page Range303-308
Page Count6

Reference
Woolley JE, Dyson C (2003) 'The lowering of speed limits in the Adelaide hills - public opinion and on-road observations', Proceedings of Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, pp 303-308.


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