EFFECT OF THE FUEL SHORTAGE ON TRAVEL AND HIGHWAY SAFETY

The basic objective of this report is to bring together the information which has become available on the effect of the most recent fuel shortage. The report summarizes the most important background events and presents fairly detailed data describing the effects of the fuel shortage on the amount and characteristics of automotive travel. Estimates of the derived safety benefits and fuel conservation are presented in the report and are based on a large body of data for both years 1973 and 1974. Major emphasis is placed in assessing the safety and conservation effects of the 55 mph national speed limit. A limited list of both qualitative and quantitative conclusions are also included. /GRA/ conclusions are also included (GRA) 11.8/33

  • Corporate Authors:

    Government Printing Office

    Superintendent of Documents
    Washington, DC  USA  20402-9325
  • Authors:
    • Cerrelli, E C
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Accession Number: 00138170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1058
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-801715
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM