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Why is speed hurting so many people?

21 November 2021

We are living in the era of speed –always fast forward, under pressure and trying to achieve as much as possible in a limited amount of time. This is reflected in all aspects of our lives, including when driving. Speeding, even “only a bit over” the speed limit, has become a common practice for some, and this comes out in numerous studies.

Should this be acceptable when speed hurts so many people? The answer is no. This blog from The World Bank team busts some of the most common myths on driving speeds.

 GRSF is the host of the Speed Management Hub. A platform which provides evidence-based road safety knowledge to help manage speed through infrastructure interventions, effective enforcement, targeted awareness measures, and vehicle technology. Key engagements from this focus area include:

  • Provision of technical expertise to program partners, countries and cities on speed management;
  • Preparation and publication of Global Speed Management Guidelines;
  • Research analysis on the economics and benefits of speed management;
  • Technical analysis for road engineering solutions promoting speed management.