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


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


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.


Traffic calming, RTI reduction


Robust, shows real reductions in RTIs.