A transcription of the proceedings of the Forum on 55 are presented in this document. The transcription was made from audio tapes of the day-long session. There has been some editing to eliminate extraneous material that interfere with the thrust of each speaker's comments and the questions and answers. The Forum on 55 was sponsored by the National Safety Council on April 15, 1985 at the O'Hare Hilton Hotel, Chicago. The purpose was to review the nation's experience with the 55 mph national speed limit after a decade, to document the life-saving benefits of the 55 mph speed limit, particularly from the medical field, and to hear from organizations that endorse the speed limit and those that oppose it. A subsidiary purpose was to provide evidence for members of Congress who will be considering bills to eliminate the national speed limit and bills that would permit increases of speed on specified roadways.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Forum held April 15, 1985, Amelia Earhart Ballroom, O'Hare Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Safety Council

    444 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Publication Date: 1985

Media Info

  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00452018
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 197
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM