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Speed limits and their effects

Since 1974 speed limits have been applied to Dutch motorways and sometimes they have been changed. The standard speed limits are 100 km/hr and 120 km/hr. Recently their is discussion about increasing these speed limits. The question is what the consequences are of this increase on traffic, safety and environment. And another question is what is a good speed limit? What are the criteria to set a speed limit?

Start date:
September 1, 2011

Research topic:
Traffic management

Related projects:
An assessment framework for a speed policy
Prevent congestion using dynamic speed limits
Effect of speed limits on the capacity