Introducing the Methodology of Transplanting a New National Speed Management Strategy

Árpád Török 1
  • 1 Department of Transport Technology and Economics Budapest University of Technology and Economics Budapest, 1111 Budapest, Stoczek utca 2. building ST 463-1061, Hungary


This paper explains the most important methodological steps of introducing a new speed management strategy. The development of a speed monitoring system with a long term effect on the progress of road safety, makes it necessary to identify its strategic goals, main functions and system components. The strategy should investigate current speed management methods, regulation framework of road signs, tendencies represented by statistics, enforcement campaigns, control equipment, and last but not least the penalty system. Assessment of the applied speed enforcement practices and framework should involve the revision of the recently operating institutional, legal and technical framework of speed enforcement structure.

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