This speed management manual proposes simple, effective and low-cost solutions to excessive and inappropriate speed that can be implemented on a national or local level. It targets governments, non-governmental organizations and road safety practitioners, particularly those in low- and middle-income countries. The manual is based on a modular structure that provides evidence, examples, case studies and practical steps on how to manage vehicle speed.

The manual essentially provides guidance on the following:

  • The background evidence on why speed is a risk factor and why it is important to start a speed management programme;
  • The steps needed to undertake a problem assessment in a country;
  • How to plan and implement a programme, including setting up a working group, developing a plan, examples of laws and enforcement, how to develop public education and publicity campaigns; and finally
  • How to evaluate the programme.