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Diary date CILT lecture The Future of Speed Management

Tuesday 15th February
18.00-21.00 (Reg 17.30)
Leeds University Business School, near Moorland Rd, Leeds, LS6, UK
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Oliver Carsten, Professor of Transport Safety at the Institute for Transport Studies;

Tim Gammons, Director at Arup and a Chartered Electrical Engineer

Bookings are to be made through Sandra Toft
EMAIL: Sandra.toft@arup.com

Delivered as a partnership between academics at the Institute for Transport Studies and expert transport practitioners, the lecture format is an academic perspective followed by a practitioner response.

Lack of compliance with rules has been identified as the major cause of fatal accidents across Europe with speeding, drink-driving and failing to wear seatbelts being the leading factors. It has been estimated that full compliance with current speed limits would save approximately 30% of injury accidents and 50% of fatal accidents. Traditionally, the main weapons for speed management have been road engineering, campaigns and police enforcement. More recently the arsenal has been increased with the use of speed cameras and the threat of loss of licence with three speeding tickets. But there is now the technology to discourage or prevent speeding at source, i.e. an in-vehicle driver support system – Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA).

This lecture will review the potential of ISA to become the major speed management tool of the future.

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