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Persuasion or stick? Latest advances in speed management in the UK

McDonald, Nigel, Winnett, Mike

Enforcement & Penalties


Speed management is an issue subject to much professional and public debate, not least the success of programs focused on penalising non-compliant road users when compared to less ?aggressive? programs that encourage compliance.

This paper will present the latest findings and experiences of the UK?s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) with a different method of changing speed behaviour from experiences within the UK, and consider this in the context of experiences within NSW.

This paper will discuss recent findings that road users are responding positively to information advising of inappropriate speeds linked to specific reasoning, and outline the results of research examining speed behaviour in response to an interactive sign system that advises a change of behaviour and links it to specific and identifiable risks.