The analysis of data on distribution of speeds of vehicles and vehicle-miles traveled on various kinds of roads, and the analysis of data on the relationship between fueld consumption and highway speeds shows that the annual saving produced by the 55 mph speed limit amounts of 2.57 percent of the fuel consumed by vehicles or 1.3 percent of the total petroleum used in the U.S. A comprehensive and equitable petroleum conservation policy is outlined which produced in an imported to the U.S., mechanical improvements in the efficiency limits, and sharp increases in retail price of petroleum products. The program will require cooperation between government and manufacturers to build efficient machines.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Crane, Russak, and Company

    New York, NY  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Rapp, D
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 277-296
  • Serial:
    • Energy Sources
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Crane, Russak, and Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142192
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM