Research in the Department of Psychology has investigated the relationship between fundamental aspects of human visual processing and the scenarios in which road accidents are most likely to occur.
This research has been at the heart of a national campaign to lower urban speed limits, particularly where child pedestrians are present. This campaign has resulted in the adoption of 20mph speed limits for residential streets in over 40 local authorities affecting over 10 million residents. These changes have the potential to prevent over 500 killed or seriously injured outcomes annually, including saving around 40 pedestrian lives each year.
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