Effectiveness of Automatic Section Speed Control System Operating on National Roads in Poland

Robert Ziółkowski

Abstract

Driving speed remains within the most important factors in road safety, and speed not only affects the severity of a crash but is also related to the risk of being involved in a crash. Inappropriate speed is responsible for more than a third of all fatal accidents occurring on roads. In Poland the problem of speeding drivers is widely present. Hence, effective speed management and enforcement of speed limits on existing roads plays an important role. Possible solutions for rural roads are very limited and are focused mainly on administrative speed limitations and speed cameras enforcement. However, due to their limited effectiveness new solutions are still being sought. High expectations are associated with the automatic section speed control system that has recently been introduced in Poland. The aim of this paper is to examine the efficiency of the automatic section speed control system on the basis of speed surveys collected on chosen national roads where the system for sectional speed control was first implemented. Conducted comparisons and statistical analyses included driver’s average speed, speed percentiles, the number of speeding drivers as well as speed heterogeneity. To evaluate the efficacy of the sectional speed system, speed measurements were also conducted on fourteen, similar in geometry and functional characteristics, reference national roads located in Podlaskie voivodship in Poland without any specific speed enforcement.
Author Robert Ziółkowski (FCEE / DCRE)
Robert Ziółkowski,,
- Department of Construction and Road Engineering
Journal seriesPromet-Traffic & Transportation, ISSN 0353-5320, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol31
No4
Pages435-442
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification2201 Engineering (miscellaneous); 2205 Civil and Structural Engineering; 2212 Ocean Engineering
DOIDOI:10.7307/ptt.v31i4.3060
URL https://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/3060
Internal identifierROC 19-20
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 12-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.661; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 0.768 (2) - 2018=0.872 (5)
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