REPORT ON SPEED LIMITS AND SAFETY FOR IOWA HIGHWAYS

The National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton on November 28, 1995 repealed the National Maximum Speed Limit and returned the authority to set speed limits to the states. In the interest of providing information to legislative decision-makers, the Safety Management System Coordinating Committee formed a Speed Limit Task Force. The Task Force, consisting of twelve persons, reviewed speed limits and safety in Iowa. Letters received from organizations concerned about safety are included at the end of this report. The Task Force reviewed speed zoning concepts, speed statistics and accident statistics. While the speed of vehicles shows an upward trend over the last 20 years, overall accident rates show a steady decline. However, the fatality rate on the Rural Interstate System shows a 36% increase since the 65 mph speed limit went into effect in 1987.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Safety Management System Task Force on Speed Limits

    Ames, IA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1996-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1996 12:00AM