Traveling Speed and the Risk of Crash Involvement
by Kloeden CN, McLean AJ, Moore VM, Ponte G
NHMRC Road Accident Research Unit
The University of Adelaide – November 1997
“In a 60 km/h speed limit area, the risk of involvement in a casualty crash doubles with each 5 km/h increase in traveling speed above 60 km/h”
The aim of this study was to quantify the association between traveling speed and the risk of involvement in a casualty crash. The two subsidiary studies were intended to predict the likely effects on injury and crash severity of lower traveling speeds in the cases investigated and to assess the extent to which traveling speed might be related to a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
McHenry Software worked with the Road Accident Research Unit (RARU) of the University of Adelaide to assist them in reconstructing accidents investigated for these studies.