Home Menu Search

Attitudes towards speeding

16 November 2022


As part of their support for Road Safety Week, the UK’s biggest annual road safety campaign TRL’s Richard Cuerden & Dr Shaun Helman have written a related blog fosusing on attitudes to speed to coincide with a day when speed is top of the agenda. 

It highlights principal areas of evidence, namely:

  • Higher speeds usually mean more collisions 
  • Higher speeds usually mean more severe injury outcomes – even very modest increases in speed can lead to large increases in injury risk 
  • This is true at the aggregate level (that is – higher speed traffic means more collisions and more severe injuries) and the individual level (that is – drivers and riders choosing higher speeds are more likely to crash and to have more severe injuries) 
  • Speed enforcement leads to lower speeds, and fewer collisions and injuries

The blog is available here.