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Safe speeds - not that easy to achieve! Abstract only.

Langford, J, Hellyer, S, Fildes, B

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ACRS conference 2009

With the research evidence pointing to a consistent and strong association between lowered speeds and a reduction in both crash numbers and crash severity, Australia's Towards Zero has as a cornerstone, the management of crash energies through safe speeds. This paper explores tthe speed/crash association within a Safe System framework and identifies some of the difficulties encountered in reducing speeds to levels likely to results in crash energies beylow the thresholds resulting in death or serious energy.