The role of speeding, especially at levels not far above the posted limit, is widely disputed within the community. Intense enforcement is unpopular and commonly viewed as a revenue raising, rather than a road safety, measure. Yet the scientific evidence is unequivocal. This webinar explores both the evidence and the nature of prevailing community perception and makes a case for a new type of public discussion. The purpose of this webinar is around Debunking the myths around “low level” speeding.

Presenting this webinar was Prof. Ian Johnston. Ian Johnston has worked in the safety field for over 40 years – with the federal government, the Victorian state government, as CEO of ARRB and in academia as the Director of the Monash University Accident Research Centre. He is currently the independent chair of the NRSPP Steering Committee and other Committees.

About this webinar

Speed moderation is fundamental to reducing road trauma, yet the role of speeding in crashes is often misunderstood by drivers.

The broadcast discusses the different scientific methods used to look at the influence speed has on crash risk. Research from the University of Adelaide demonstrates that travel speed is also directly related to the likelihood of a casualty crash occurring.

There are many factors involved in the low-level speeding argument, including speed limits, car safety, and road conditions. This broadcast explores the evidence and community perception regarding low-level speeding and makes a case for a new type of public discussion on road safety.

Who is this seminar for?

Anyone working in the transport industry, especially organisations that run vehicle fleets, will find this broadcast interesting, as will medical practitioners and academics with an interest in road safety and physics. General road users may also find this broadcast informative.