Traffic Calming

Traffic Calming

Key Facts:

  • In 2015 a total of 24,061 pedestrian casualties occurred on UK roads. Of this total, 408 were killed (25 of which were children) and 4,490 were seriously injured (1,258 of which were children).

(RRCGB, DfT, 2016)

  • Traffic calming schemes reduce the severity of injury in the event of a RTI and make it easier for drivers to avoid RTIs. (National Children’s Bureau, 2004)

  • Compared to educationally based road safety interventions, area wide traffic calming appears to be a more promising intervention for reducing traffic injuries and fatalities.

(F. Bunn et al., 2009)

  • Bunn et al (2004) performed a meta-analysis of area-wide traffic calming projects and estimated a reduction of 37 per cent in fatal RTIs, 11 per cent in injury RTIs and 5 per cent in all RTIs.

(G. Yanis et al., 2008)

  •  It has been shown that on average each 1 mph reduction in mean vehicle speed results in an average RTI reduction of 5 per cent.

(DfT, 2007)



  • Date Added: 03 Apr 2012, 08:08 AM
  • Last Update: 30 Jan 2017, 01:45 PM