Case study of low speed limit regions inspected by average speed enforcement: Opinions on speed limit enforcement of commuter drivers in Turkey

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1 Department of Building Works and Technical Head, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey

2 Department of Civil Engineering, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey


This article presents information on the average speed enforcement system technology used in a university campus on sections with speed limits of 20, 30 and 50 km/h which is determined to be effective for decreasing the speeding behavior of drivers during a certain period of time. Afterwards, a study is presented which puts forth driver characteristics and their opinions. At the end of the application, drivers are subject to surveys within the scope of, “driver’s personal characteristics, driver behaviors known by themselves, opinions on the average speed enforcement in the campus and the applied speed limits as well as other enforcements”. A sample group of 729 drivers who regularly enter-exit the campus are included in the study as a result of which 52.8% of the participants indicated that the speed limits enforced via average speed enforcement technology are low, 42.6% indicated that they are sufficient and 1.6% stated that they are high. Accordingly, it is thought that the speed limits enforced by average speed enforcement are not considered as reasonable by the drivers and that these limits may be neglected frequently in the future. I


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