• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Traffic Speed and Safety: Cross-Cutting Issues, ANB20(5), Joint Subcommittee of ANB20, AHB65, ANB10

Wednesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM
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Libby Thomas, UNC Highway Safety Research Center, presiding
Hillel Bar-Gera, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation (ANB20)
Subcommittee on Traffic Speed and Safety - Cross-cutting Issues (ANB20(5))
Standing Committee on Operational Effects of Geometrics (AHB65)
Standing Committee on Transportation Safety Management (ANB10)


Traffic Speed and Safety Cross-Cutting Issues (ANB20(5))


Joint Subcommittee of ANB20, AHB65, and ANB10

TRB Annual Meeting

Wednesday January 16, 2019          10:15 AM- 12:00 PM

Marquis Ballroom Salon 8 (M2), Marriott Marquis



If you’re interested in traffic speed and safety, and safe mobility for all modes, this is a good subcommittee to become involved with. Past efforts include: TRB lectern session on common misperceptions of speed and safety relationships, TRB Sunday workshop on safe systems approaches to speed management, and several research need statements that evolved into funded NCHRP projects over several years (e.g. NCHRP 17-79, 17-92, both highway-focused). (Another current project, NCHRP 17-76 is developing guidance for setting speed limits in urban areas.)

At this year’s meeting:

Research into Practice presentation

Researchers and practitioners from Edmonton, Alberta Province, Canada will discuss their collaborative approach to study safety effects of speed management strategies, and how findings have shaped implementation and policies for data collection and managing speeds in an urban environment. Strategies studied include: school zone speed limits; speed limit reductions in residential neighborhoods; mobile, photo speed enforcement; and others.

Discussion of research needs, opportunities, and actions (with context of on-going projects)

The time is ripe to leverage more integrated, holistic ways of thinking about the network, mobility, and safety. Lend your ideas and expertise to solve on-going and emerging questions about speed and safe mobility and transport.