CHANGES IN FATAL AND NONFATAL CRASH RATES ON A TOLL HIGHWAY

Rates of crashes, crashes with injuries, and crashes with fatilities were lower during the 6 months of 1 March - 31 August 1974, following a 5-15 mph (8-24 kph) decrease in speed limits on the Illinois Tollway, than the corresponding rates for any of the six preceding years, 1968-1973. During the same months of 1968-1974, rates of crashes and of crashes with injuries showed peaks without consistent trends, but rates and percentages of fatal crashes decreased. The data agree with the phyothesis that reducing speed limits on toll roads may lead to substantial reductions in rate of crashes and injuries. /Author/

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    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

    School of Hygiene and Public Health, 624 North Broadway
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21205
  • Authors:
    • Doege, T C
    • LEVY, P S
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00152385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-019 002
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM