Village traffic calming – reducing accidents (Traffic Advisory Leaflet 11/00)

  • Published: Department for Transport, 2000
  • Authors: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Date Added: 15 Mar 2013
  • Last Update: 12 Feb 2016
  • Format: pdf

Objectives:

The purpose of this study was to assess the effect on RTIs of traffic calming measures in a number of villages.

Methodology:

The study made comparisons of RTI statistics (frequency and severity) before and after the installation of traffic calming measures.

Key Findings:

  • Traffic calming measures in villages can yield reductions in speed, which are associated with substantial reductions in injury RTIs, particularly KSI RTIs.

  • RTIs involving vulnerable road users aged under 16 year olds were reduced following scheme installation. Child pedestrian KSI RTIs were reduced by 75 per cent.

Themes:

Traffic calming, RTI reduction

Comments:

Robust, shows real reductions in RTIs.

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