SOCIETAL FACTORS INVOLVED IN SPEEDING: THE UNITED STATES COMPARED

In order to examine the attitude of different societies to speedi the authors carried out a study of the variance between the state the United States with regard to compliance with speed limits. Statistics for the years 1981 to 1986 were studied to identify th proportion of drivers who exceeded the 55mph speed limit on major urban and rural roads. The selection of independent variables an regresssion analysis are discussed. Greater levels of non-compli occurred in states having no death penalty and higher proportions exceeding 65mph were associated with states having a lower gasoli tax. Non-compliance rates appeared to be connected with crime ra and in particular suicide. The authors recommend further investigation of this relationship. For the covering abstract see 873938.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 78-89
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: PA 30

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  • Accession Number: 00715869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD,
  • Created Date: Jan 31 2003 12:00AM