Advancing Our Understanding of Self-enforcing Streets and the Use of Target Speeds to Improve Safety

Designing “self-enforcing streets” is one way to increase safety by better informing drivers of safe driving speeds through physical design and informational features. The aim of this project is to improve understanding of self-enforcing streets and identify opportunities and barriers to their implementation as future areas of research and needs. Researchers will review the state of the practice and research for self-enforcing streets in the U.S. and abroad. Better leveraging design to increase speed limit compliance will improve traffic safety by reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $65000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Talebpour, Alireza

    • Start Date: 20240216
    • Expected Completion Date: 20241115
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01907970
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-SP71
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 13 2024 12:50PM