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TitleHow travelling speed relates to the risk of crash involvement
AuthorsKloeden CN, McLean AJ
TypeJournal Article
AbstractResearch commissioned by the Federal Office of Road Safety (FORS) and undertaken by the NHMRC RARU provides new evidence about the risks associated with speeding in urban areas. This study examined casualty crashes over a two-year period in zones where the speed limit was 60 kilometers per hour (km/h) in the Adelaide, Australia, metropolitan area. The speeds of cars involved in crashes were compared with incident-free traveling speed, the speeds of cars passing each crash location at the same time of day and day of week that the crash occurred. The main aim of this project was to quantify the relationship between incident-free traveling speed and the risk of involvement in a casualty crash for sober drivers of cars in 60 km/h speed-limit zones in the Adelaide metropolitan area. The secondary aims of the project were to examine the effect of hypothetical speed reductions on the crashes in this study and to explore the relationship between traveling speed and driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
Journal TitleITE Journal
Journal Volume (Issue)68(9)
Page Range16-17
Page Count2

Kloeden CN, McLean AJ (1998). How travelling speed relates to the risk of crash involvement. ITE Journal, 68(9), 16-17.