The Speed Management Guide provides information and tools to facilitate safer Canadian roadways through speed management. Since speed management is first and foremost a road safety issue, the focus of the Guide is on the safety aspects of speed.
The Guide is intended for engineers and those responsible for roadway planning, design, operation, and maintenance, with the focus on infrastructure methods of managing speeds. However, it is recognized that speed management practices transcend the bounds of engineering, and therefore the Guide includes discussion on enforcement, education, and encouragement measures, and the need for road authorities to collaborate with public health officials, enforcement personnel, and others with a stake in speed management.
Chapters are as follows: Introduction; Speed Management in Canada; The Impact of Speed on Safety; The Driver’s Choice of Speed; Speed Management Policy; Setting Speed Limits; Speed and Road Design; and Engineering and Other Measures.
The Speed Management Guide is part of the Canadian Road Safety Engineering Handbook (CRaSH), a series of 10 titles and anticipated titles developed under the auspices of the Road Safety Standing Committee of the Chief Engineers’ Council. Although each book is specifically designed to be self-contained, taken together they comprise a comprehensive, authoritative and highly complementary set of practical guidelines. Other books in the series provide information on subject areas such as road safety audits and applied human factors in road safety engineering.