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Noteworthy Practice Booklet – Speed Management

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Cover image of Noteworthy Practice Booklet - Speed Management - with the ITE and US Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration logos on the bottom. FHWA-SA-20-076 - The cover features a stylized stock art photo of a vehicle speeding on the highway. Source: Getty Images
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8 Noteworthy Practice Case Studies

Speed Management Program

City of Austin, TX

Photo of Austin's busy multimodal roadways depicting an intersection with a crosswalk sign and another sign that reads Turning traffic must yield to bikes and peds.

Self-Enforcing Roadways

City of Golden, CO

Photo of South Golden Road after numerous improvements featuring roundabouts and other safety measures where the design supports speed compliance even with a 25 mph speed limit in addition to enhancing access, operations, and safety for all users.

Setting Credible Speed Limits

New Hampshire DOT

Photo of curve warning signage in Wakefield, NH. The road veers to the left with signage that indicates the curve warning and a 30mph speed limit.

High-Visibility Enforcement

City of Oro Valley, AZ

alt="Photo of HiVE enforcement using motorcycles. A police officer is depicted on a motorcycle observing traffic."

Successful Strategies for Adoption of Safety Cameras

New York City, NY

Photo of a Safety Camera.

Targeted Reporting of Speeding Related Crashes

Arizona DOT

Photo of an Officer using driver information to complete a traffic ticket.

Consistent Speed Limits for Vulnerable Road Users

Various Agencies

Photo of an adult and child riding in a bike lane on a busy road.

Network Approach to Setting Speed Limits

New Zealand

Photo of Typical rural road in New Zealand leading off into the distance towards a mountain.