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U.S. Department of Transportation Speed Management Team. Mission to promote speed management and improve highway safety in support of agencies’ strategic and performance plans FHWA, FMCSA and NHTSA. Speed Management. Comprehensive approach 5 areas of focus: Data Engineering Enforcement

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u s department of transportation speed management team
U.S. Department of Transportation Speed Management Team
  • Mission to promote speed management and improve highway safety in support of agencies’ strategic and performance plans
  • FHWA, FMCSA and NHTSA
speed management
Speed Management
  • Comprehensive approach
  • 5 areas of focus:
    • Data
    • Engineering
    • Enforcement
    • Education
    • Leadership
define speed safety relationship
Define Speed - Safety Relationship
  • Effects of travel speed on crash risk
  • Identify trends
  • Safety impact of changing speed limits
    • Long term and system impacts
    • Differential limits for trucks
identify engineering measures
Identify Engineering Measures
  • Criteria for setting speed limits
  • Design of self-enforcing roads
  • Speed control on curves
  • Variable speed limits
  • Onboard technology
increase awareness of danger of speeding
Increase Awareness of Danger of Speeding
  • Public outreach to encourage compliance
  • Campaigns targeting high-risk drivers
  • Encourage manufacturers to promote responsible speed behavior
identify and promote effective speed enforcement
Identify and Promote Effective Speed Enforcement
  • Best practices guidelines
  • Support speed enforcement operations & training
  • Automated enforcement
  • Promote targeted speed enforcement
solicit cooperation of stakeholders
Solicit Cooperation of Stakeholders
  • Train judges and prosecutors
  • Promote speed management as public policy priority
    • Network with safety advocates & health professionals
  • Promote balanced, comprehensive program
    • Demonstrations and workshops
next steps making speed management work
Next Steps – Making Speed Management Work
  • Forum on combating speeding-related fatalities
  • NCHRP/AASHTO Guide for addressing speeding-related fatalities
  • Localized champions and action plans
  • Leverage technology
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