[LINK] OT: bad law and road changes

Philip Argy pargy at argystar.com
Tue Feb 8 10:28:11 AEDT 2011

Whilst the paper is intriguing, it does seem to me to need a bit more rigour
if some of its generalisations are to be taken seriously, even to me who
subscribes to the 'safe speed for the circumstances' principle rather than
the posted speed limit (and I have the points to prove it!).  Still, it's a
good start and worthy of public debate.


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[mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Ivan Trundle
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To: Jan Whitaker
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Subject: Re: [LINK] OT: bad law and road changes [was: Mobile phone use set
to be banned in vehicles - nanny state??

This might be of interest (published yesterday)...


Purpose of the paper:
- to show the association between speed and crash outcomes;
- to describe the current speed limits in Australia; and
- to outline the safety benefits if future speed limits and road safety
strategy were more consistent with the neurological studies on response

You might be *very* surprised with their findings.

Ivan Trundle 

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