Speed trap campaign


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Dirk Kemper

Chief Engineer / Deputy Head of Institute


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Trace-examination of the speed trap campaign

The lightning marathon is a building block in the general traffic safety work of the police. The applied study is therefore to demonstrate the effectiveness and sustainability of the lightning marathon by the example of selected measuring points and to evaluate the transferability to the entire road network. Exceeding the permissible speed will influence the accident and the severity of the accident. The lightning marathon has gained in importance against this background, since this can have a positive effect on the speed selection behavior. The goal of the lightning marathon should be to reduce the number and the amount of speed overshoots. In other words, the measure can only be assessed at locations where the maximum permissible speed is exceeded regularly. The light marathon is not intended to lead to the fact that all permissible velocities are clearly undercut, but that, in particular, the high speed overshoots are reduced.