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  USA  22101

    National Science Foundation

    Office of Energy Research and Development Policy
    Washington, DC  USA  20550

    BDM Corporation

    McLean, VA  USA 
  • 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