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MANAGING SPEEDS OF TRAFFIC ON EUROPEAN ROADS

Objective

The aim of the project MASTER is to provide recommendations for speed management strategies and policies and develop guidelines for the development of innovative speed management tools, The approach is comprehensive, in addition to safety it takes into account also other factors which are relevant in the definition of adequate speed management policies.

The objectives of the project are:
a) Description of the speed-accident relationship on different kinds of roads.
b) Development of a comprehensive method for the determination of the overall effects of speed.
c) Description of the present speed management methods and speed levels on European roads.
d) Determination of factors affecting the acceptability of different speeds and speed limits to road-users.
e) Determination of the effects of road design on drivers' speed behaviour.
f) Evaluation of ATT (Advanced Transport Telematics) and non-ATT approaches to speed management.
g) Evaluation of in-car speed limiters.
h) Development of speed management strategies.
i) Development of recommendations for speed management policies.

Objectives (h) and (i) are the primary objectives, Objectives (a) through (g) serve as intermediate objectives that are necessary to reach the primary objectives.

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:

Link with road safety policy development. Link with DUMAS project and with projects in the Programme Telematics Applications for Transport.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

VTT COMMUNITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE
Address

02044 VTT
Finland

Participants (11)

FACTUM CHALOUPKA, PRASCHL, RISSER OHG
Austria
Address
Danhausergasse, 6/8
1040 Wien
INGENIERIA DE TRAFICO, S.L.
Spain
Address
Rambla Catalunya, 29/4
08007 Barcelona
INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORT SCIENCES LTD
Hungary
Address
Than K. U. Budapest - 1119 Hungary 3-5
1518 Budapest
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
SWEDISH NATIONAL ROAD AND TRANSPORT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Olaus Magnus Väg 37
581 95 Linköping
SWOV INSTITUTE FOR ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Duindoorn 32
Leidschendam
TRANS-POR - FUNDO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DO ENSINO AVANÇADO E DA INVESTIGAÇÃO EM SISTEMAS DE TRANSPORTES
Portugal
Address
Instituto Superior Tecnico Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1096 Lisboa
TRANSPORT RESEARCH FOUNDATION T/A TRANSPORT RESEARCH LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Address
Old Wokingham Road
RG11 6AU Crowthorne
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
UNIVERSITY OF LUNDS/LUNDS TEKNISKA HÖGSSKOLA
Sweden
Address

22100 Lund
Birkbeck College, University of London
United Kingdom
Address
Malet Street, Bloomsbury
WC1E 7HX London