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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with BDM Corp., Vienna, Va.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    National Science Foundation

    Office of Energy Research and Development Policy
    Washington, DC  United States  20550

    BDM Corporation

    McLean, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Schechter, H B
    • Pfeffer, J
    • Doherty, M G
    • Stokes, B B
    • Williams, H W
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 185 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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