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21-1 Traffic Safety Toolbox - Addressing Speeds

Brief Project Description: Speeding on lower speed and local roadways is a major contributor to speeding-related fatalities in Vermont. In 2018, over half of all fatal crashes occurring on local and collector roadways were classified as speeding-related. Vermont does not currently have a “toolbox” for engineers and local officials to help determine the most effective speeding countermeasures to improve safety on roads. While our engineers have experience using various tactics to improve road safety and reduce speeds, compiling all our resources into a single location will help identify the correct measures to take and how to implement them. This project will help the Districts and Towns where the responsibility of addressing speeds and improving safety often falls to local engineers or DPW superintendents, many of whom have limited experience in transportation safety.


Fact Sheet:

Safety Toolbox 2023 Fact Sheet

Additional Materials

Safety Toolbox          Final Report (May 2023)


Lead Researcher (Similar to Presenter in past Symposiums): James Sullivan,

Additional Researchers: Dana Rowangould


VTrans Champion: Josh Taylor


VTrans Project Page


Related Symposium Page(s)

2022 Symposium Page