Tag: speed limit

  • July 20th, 2022

In 2020, there were 11,258 people killed in speeding-related crashes, accounting for 29% of all fatal crashes in the United States. Additionally, 87% of all speeding-related traffic fatalities on American roads occurred on non-interstate roadways. To help reduce the number of speeding fatalities on the roads, NHTSA has developed a new 2022 safety campaign to […]

  • September 1st, 2020

The “85th percentile rule” is commonly used to set speed limits in jurisdictions across the U.S. Modern interpretations of the rule are that it satisfies key conditions needed for safe roadways: it sets speed limits deemed reasonable to the typical, prudent driver, reduces the problematic variance in travel speeds among vehicles, and allows law enforcement […]

  • April 15th, 2020

A systematic and ongoing method of measuring vehicle speeds was introduced in South Australia in 2007 in order to assess the effects of speed reduction countermeasures and to monitor the speed behavior of South Australian motorists over time. More than 100 sites around South Australia have speed measurements taken for a one week period at […]