IMPACT OF 50, 55 OR 60 M.P.H. STATEWIDE SPEED LIMIT

This analysis was completed in order to determine the probable impact that a statewide speed limit might have on gasoline consumption in the state of Michigan. For the purposes of this study it was assumed that the most likely speed limit would be 50 M. P. H. Additional analyses were also completed for both a 55 M.P.H. speed limit and also a 60 M.P.H. speed limit. Three basic data sources were used to complete this analysis. They were: (1) 1972 U. S. Department of Transportation Table T. A. 1 for Michigan; (2) textbook by Robley Winfrey entitled Economic Analysis for Highways; and (3) Michigan Department of State Highways and Transportation Report #66 entitled Speed Report, April, 1972. Analysis completed in this document is intended solely as an initial inquiry. The results obtained are based upon several judgemental assumptions and use of this information must be based upon full knowledge of these assumptions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Michigan Department of State Highways & Transport

    State Highways Building, P.O. Drawer K
    Lansing, MI  USA  48904
  • Authors:
    • Esch, R E
    • Gotts, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-1-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM