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While some of the information contained in the present report did not originate in ESCAP member countries or associate members, the laws of physics and the relationship between impact speed and survivability for different crash scenarios are the same for all countries, and all ESCAP member States can therefore use data provided by countries in other regions to enhance their understanding of speeding and the ways in which it should be addressed.

Despite their differences, it is important to underscore the similarities among ESCAP member countries, which are encouraged to share information and best practices in this area with a view to developing effective speed reduction strategies. Even rough and approximate data can be used by decision makers. Indeed, by merely stepping outside and observing the significant number of vulnerable road users in traffic flows can give impetus to initiatives to lower speed limits.

Based on this analysis of speed management in ESCAP member countries and in the light of best practices identified, a number of speed management interventions are recommended. The particular circumstances of each country will determine which of the options outlined below is likely to produce the largest gains in terms of reductions to injury and fatality rates, and each country should endeavour to identify and give priority attention to their particular weak points. Each country should develop an action plan appropriate to its particular circumstances. The following framework as shown in Table 3 may be utilized.
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