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MASTER: Managing Speeds of Traffic on European Roads

The objective was to produce information that can be cited in the preparation of national and EU decisions concerning speed management strategies and tools. For this purpose, the project looked for answers to three key questions:
1. What are acceptable ranges of speeds?
2. What are the key factors influencing drivers choice of speed?
3. What are the best speed management tools and strategies?

The total of 25 different speed management measures and tools were systematically described and assessed in terms of impact on speeds, other significant impacts, cost-effectiveness, and other relevant information. The measures are categorised as informative and legal measures, measures related to road design and intervening measures, and interactions between measures are discussed.

The final report of MASTER, all 12 Deliverables and 14 Working Papers, plus a number of conference presentations can be downloaded from the website

Reported by

Technical Research Centre of Finland
Lompfmiehenkuja 2
1800 Espoo


Safety - Standards - Transport
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