The effect of the 50km/h implementation on local streets in Toowoomba

Goodall, Joshua Edward Allan (2008) The effect of the 50km/h implementation on local streets in Toowoomba. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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The aim of this dissertation is to assess the impact of the implementation of the 50km/h on local streets in Toowoomba. Crash data was analysed to examine casualty crash rates on local streets both before and after the implementation and consider factors which may contribute to any findings. Maps were constructed displaying casualty crash sites in Toowoomba and speeding infringement data also studied. The implementation of the 50km/h speed limit has lowered casualty crash rates but not fatalities. There are several other factors such as intersection design and driver error which still contribute to the casualty crash rate in spite of the lower speed limit. The success in part of this implementation may have ramifications for further study of busier, arterial roads with higher casualty crash rates.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2009 00:55
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: crash rates; speed limit; Toowoomba
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6171

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