Driving Speed Shows Decline: Report

Feb 23 , 2019

The latest results of road user behaviour surveys show that speeding has decreased by 10 percentage points from 49pc four years ago. Speeding has decreased following speed limit reductions, new signage and enhanced enforcement; however, speeding is still unacceptably common. Cargo trucks and buses are the vehicles most often observed exceeding speed limits, according to the report. The report was conducted in partnership with John Hopkins University, as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety Project that takes place in 10 cities. The report shows Addis Abeba’s prevalence of four main road safety risk factors: speeding, drinking and driving, seat-belt and child restraint use and motorcycle helmet use. It also depicts that the drink driving continued to drop to 2.4pc, highlighting the effects of successful enforcement and media campaigns.  



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