Traffic Calming

Traffic Calming

Key Facts:

  • In 2016 a total of 23,550 pedestrian casualties occurred on UK roads. Of this total, 448 were killed (34 of which were children) and 5,140 were seriously injured (1,253 of which were children).(RRCGB, DfT, 2017)

  • 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: 12 Jan 2018, 11:40 AM