EFFECT OF LOWER SPEED LIMITS ON FUEL CONSUMPTION AND SAFETY

This paper discusses section 107 of the 1974 Federal-Aid Highway Act, which designates state enforcement certification as a continuing prerequisite for approval of federal-aid highway projects. The certification procedure requires that states submit summaries of speed data collected on highways on which the speed limit is the only constraint on speeds. The paper also discusses the effect that the 88.5-km/h (55-mph) speed limit has had on safety and fuel consumption.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 20-22
  • Monograph Title: STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING GASOLINE CONSUMPTION THROUGH IMPROVED MOTOR VEHICLE EFFICIENCY
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142974
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1976 12:00AM