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Type: Report
Title: Vehicle travel speeds and the incidence of fatal pedestrian collisions
Author: McLean, J.
Anderson, R.
Farmer, M.
Lee, B.
Brooks, C.
Publisher: Federal Office of Road Safety, Transport and Communiations
Issue Date: 1994
ISBN: 0642511896
ISSN: 0810-770X
Assignee: NHMRC Road Accident Research Unit
Organisation: Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR)
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A.J. McLean, R.W.G. Anderson, M.J.B. Farmer, B.H. Lee, C.G. Brooks
Abstract: The aim of this study by the NHMRC Road Accident Research unit was to estimate the likely effect on pedestrian fatalities of a reduction in vehicle travelling speed. Results were based on detailed investigations of 176 fatal pedestrian collisions in the Adelaide area between 1983 and 1991. Estimates were developed for a range of speed reduction scenarios. The study found that a reduction of 5 km/h in vehicle travelling speeds in the Adelaide area could be expected to result in a reduction of 30% of the incidence of fatal pedestrian collisions. Under this scenario 10% of the collisions would have been avoided altogether. Volume 1 of this report contains detailed findings for each speed reduction scenario along with a description of the method used and supporting references. Volume ll contains the details of all 176 cases.
Keywords: Pedestrian; Speed; Collision; Impact; Speed reduction; Fatality; Vehicle
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