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Compliance with reduced speed limits at roadworks: What can we learn from other speeding attitudes and self-reported behaviours?

Leal, N, Bailey, S, Hedges, C

Road Environment

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: To understand factors associated with self-reported compliance with reduced speed limits at roadworks, the Department of Transport and Main Roads added roadworks items to its annual Road Safety Perceptions and Attitudes Tracking Survey. Self-reported compliance with reduced speed limits at roadworks was better when workers were present, at sites the respondent was not familiar with, and when other motorists were complying with the speed limit. Survey results will be further analysed to enhance our understanding of speeding at roadworks, its relationship with other risky driving behaviours, and to inform the identification and evaluation of interventions.