Speed limits

Speed limits should be imposed on larger industrial sites to limit the possibility and severity of accidents. Suitable site speed limits should be determined based upon consideration of what is a safe speed on-site accounting for the type of vehicles using the roadway and its layout, bends, visibility at junctions etc. Limits of 10, 15 or 20 mph may be appropriate depending on the vehicles used, site layout and hazards.

This should then be effectively communicated to drivers of all vehicles who require access to the site, sign-posted at appropriate intervals and locations to remind drivers of the speed limit and enforced. To be effective the limits should be enforced by site security and supervisors. Speed limits should be included in the Site Rules with appropriate disciplinary action taken as necessary.

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