EFFECT OF NATIONAL SPEED LIMIT ON THE SEVERITY OF HEAVY-TRUCK ACCIDENTS

This article presents an analysis of the effect of the 55-mile-per-hour speed limit on the severity of heavy-truck accidents in Indiana. In addition, a cost analysis of such accidents is given on the basis of estimates of direct costs on Indiana rural state highways. Specifically, the scope and objectives to this study are as follows: 1. Compute the fatality, property damage, and personal injury accident rates involving heavy trucks for the highway sections under study. 2. Analyze statistically the changes in the computed rates for each type of accident since the imposition of the 55-mile-per hour speed limit. 3. Compute total cost of accidents in terms of current dollars. 4. Analyze statistically the change in accident costs due to imposition of the 55-mile-per hour speed limit.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Radwan, A E
    • Sinha, K C
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 319-328
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 32
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178236
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM