POLICY ASSESSMENT OF THE 55 MILE PER HOUR SPEED LIMIT
The report presents historical description of the development of the policy. The following areas are researched: Motor vehicle fuel savings; safety aspects; economic impacts-government revenues, government costs, impacts on the transportation industry and on other business and industry (insurance, etc.), impacts on households; social impacts; legal impacts-state legislatures, enforcement. International experience with the 55 mph speed limit is described. Conclusions and recommendations on the policy, enforcement, and data requirements are given.
- Prepared in cooperation with BDM Corp., Vienna, Va.
Mitre CorporationWestgate Research Park
McLean, VA United States 22101
National Science FoundationOffice of Energy Research and Development Policy
Washington, DC United States 20550
BDM CorporationMcLean, VA United States
- Schechter, H B
- Pfeffer, J
- Doherty, M G
- Stokes, B B
- Williams, H W
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 185 p.
- TRT Terms: Economic impacts; Energy; Fuel consumption; Highway transportation; Impacts; Industries; Law enforcement; Legal factors; Legislation; Policy; Revenues; Safety; Savings; Social factors; Social impacts; Speed limits; Traffic safety; Velocity
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Finance; Highways; Law; Operations and Traffic Management; Policy; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Society;
- Accession Number: 00092647
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-6966 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: NSF-1925
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM