55: THE AMA'S POSITION

After explaining the reasons behind the American Motorcyclist Association's (AMA) stand on the 55 mph speed limit, the official AMA stand is summarized in the following four points: (1) It is the position of the AMA that the role of establishing speed laws has traditionally been that of state governments; (2) The only legitimate role of the federal government is to assist the states in developing realistic speed limits appropriate for the highways and driving population to which state laws are applied; (3) A single maximum speed limit is not appropriate for a transportation environment as diverse as that of the United States; and (4) The AMA also believes that individual state legislatures, agencies and law-enforcement organizations are best suited to decide and enforce speed laws for the citizens of their states.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Motorcyclist Association

    P.O. Box 141
    Westerville, OH  United States  43081
  • Authors:
    • Rasor, R
  • Publication Date: 1984-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 24-26
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392272
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 388
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM