In an effort to reduce the number and severity of motor vehicle accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is considering the possibilities of directing speed-oriented countermeasures toward selected drivers. One countermeasure under consideration is the installation of speed governors to limit vehicle speed to a prespecified limit. A fundamental element in initiating a program of this nature is the identification of the drivers to become targets of the particular countermeasure. As a first step toward that objective, MITRE has examined speed limit compliance among drivers involved in fatal accidents. Additionally, national estimates have been developed for the number of drivers whose involvement in a fatal accident would have been affected by a 55 mph speed curb.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Horton, W F
    • Belew, W W
    • Wuerdemann, H
    • Overbey, J W
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-7111 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-814
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-357-3-721
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1977 12:00AM