A wide range of research covering the demographics and psychological characteristics of the speeding driver has been reviewed. Research on personal characteristics and behaviour which are linked to accidents has also been included. The specific deterrence effects of penalties, police intervention and speed cameras were considered and research on the types of vehicles and the types of road where speeding is prevalent was examined. Some possibilities concerning education, training and publicity policies which might influence speed reduction, and engineering measures which might reduce speeding, are briefly discussed. (A)

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