Speed Management

Speeding is a factor in 1 out of 3 fatal crashes. Defined as exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions, speed-related crashes cost the U.S. approximately $27 million annually.

Managing Speed
There is much more to effectively managing speed than simply setting speed limits, as outlined in this comprehensive special report published by the Transportation Research Board.  
Setting Speed Limits
HSRC researchers are currently developing an Expert System for Recommending Speed Limits in Speed Zones, which will be used bytraffic engineers to appropriately set speed limits to enhance safety and efficiency.
Speed on Rural Roads
Findings from an overview study of speed-related crashes on rural roads in North Carolina.