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SHLOW – ‘Show Me How Slow’: Mobilising Evidence from Transport Research into Speed

Objective

There is a well documented relationship between speed and collisions. Excessive and inappropriate speed is the single biggest contributory factor in fatal road crashes. It increases both the risk of a crash happening and the severity of injuries resulting from crashes. Speed – which encompasses excessive speed (i.e. driving above the speed limits) or inappropriate speed (driving too fast for the prevailing conditions, but within the legal limits) is contributing to as much as one third of fatal accidents and an aggravating fact in all accidents. Speeding poses particular risks to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists as well. Moreover, speed reduction mitigates the negative environmental impacts of transport. Excessive speed contributes to significant adverse impacts on the environment, as the level of exhaust emissions; fuel consumption and noise emitted by vehicles are closely related to vehicle speed. Speed has also an important impact on the quality of life in urban areas, where fast moving vehicles can interfere with the quality of life of urban residents. Mitigating speed is therefore a cornerstone in bringing safety and sustainability together. The objective of the SHLOW Project is to raise citizens’ awareness on the link between safety and sustainability in transport research and policy by focusing on speed management as a major aspect in preventing road casualties and protecting the environment. In addition to generally highlighting EU research results in this important area, the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and its national member organsations will promote further research into the acceptance and use of ‘speed management technologies’ such as Intelligent Speed Assistance systems.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-TPT-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

EUROPEAN TRANSPORT SAFETY COUNCIL
Address
Avenue De Celtes 20
1040 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 570 320
Administrative Contact
Gabriel Simcic (Mr.)

Participants (13)

INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORT STUDIES - UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 58 920
Address
University Rd
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kathy Brownridge (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 58 920
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vincent Marchau (Dr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 29 460
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Costats Kiparissides (Prof.)
"HELLENIC RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE ""PANOS MYLONAS"" FOR THE ROAD SAFETY AND THE PREVENTION/REDUCTION OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS"
Greece
EU contribution
€ 29 460
Address
2, Nemeseos Street
11253 Athens
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Vasiliki Mylonas (Mrs.)
MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 29 460
Address
Carl-neuberg-strasse 1
30625 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dietmar Otte (Prof.)
DEUTSCHER VERKEHRSSICHERHEITSRAT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 29 460
Address
Beueler Bahnhofsplatz 16
53222 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacqueline Lacroix (Mrs.)
KURATORIUM FUER VERKEHRSSICHERHEIT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 58 920
Address
Schleiergasse 18
1100 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Fessl (Mr.)
CENTRUM DOPRAVNIHO VYZKUMU v.v.i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 58 920
Address
Lisenska 33A
636 00 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaroslav Heinrich (Mr.)
INSTYTUT TRANSPORTU SAMOCHODOWEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 58 920
Address
Ul. Jagiellonska 80
03-301 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ilona Buttler (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 29 460
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angeles Sanchis (Ms.)
FUNDACION INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO PARA LA SEGURIDAD DEL AUTOMOVIL FITSA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 29 460
Address
Avenida De Bruselas
28108 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oscar Ciordia (Mr.)
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 58 920
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Leire (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 58 920
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Saskia Vanden Broeck (Ms.)