THE SPEED ELEMENT IN THE DESIGN OF HIGHWAYS AND IN THE BUILDING OF CARS

EL FACTOR VELOCIDAD EN EL DISENO DE CARRETERAS Y EN LA CONSTRUCCION DE AUTOMOTORES

There is a maximum speed limit used in the design of roads that cannot be exceeded no matter how much highway techniques improve, if human life is continued to be considered a priority worth maintaining. Conversely, the automobile industry is proud of its improvements, including the potential increased speeds of cars that are to be used, not on a race track, but on urban streets and on highways. National traffic laws establish maximum speed limits which are posted on highway signs. If a greater degree of safety on the highways is desired, the maximum potential speed of automobiles should be limited at the factory, and the industry's technology should be directed towards the quality of materials to be used, and savings in production costs and operating expenses. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IRF Inter American Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires, 5-9 May 1980. Papers can be obtained in original language only. For individual papers see also TRIS 316755-316799.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

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    Washington, DC  USA  20024
  • Authors:
    • Breyter, I
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Pagination: n.p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316774
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Road Federation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3 Volumes Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM