|Authors:||Alena Katharina Høye|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-2029-5|
The report summarizes results of reports by crash investigation teams of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. It is based on reports of 577 speed-related fatal crashes involving passenger cars that occurred in Norway during 2005-2015. Typical characteristics of crashes with excessive speed are: Single vehicle crash, weekend and nighttime crashes, older cars, side impacts, roof crush, young male drivers, and low seat belt use. In a large proportion of crashes, road characteristics may have contributed to the driver misjudging safe speed. Typical characteristics of crashes with inappropriate speed are older cars, cars without stability control, inappropriate tires, loss of control, and young male drivers. Large proportions of crashes with inappropriate speed occurred on wet or slippery roads, and/or in difficult curves. Proposed safety measures include increasing the pace of replacing old vehicles, intelligent speed adaptation, more consistent and predictable road design, and improved curve warning.