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Community Perceptions of Speeding

McDonald, Nigel



Community perceptions and attitudes to the speeding problem are important determinants in understanding driver behaviour and provide us with critical information to both target road safety initiatives and ensure success with solutions that are palatable to the community. This paper, based on a random telephone survey of 550 respondents in NSW and the ACT, explores current and changing community attitudes towards a range of speeding and speed management issues. In doing so, it flags a number of successes, a number of areas of caution, and a number of issues requiring further attention.