The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety just released a report detailing the effects of higher speed limits on traffic fatalities between 1993 and 2013. Their conclusion: lots of people’s lives could have been spared if speed limits hadn’t risen.
We’ve been saying it for years, and now we’ve got someone smart to back us up: it’s time to raise the speed limit. In an article called “Roads Are Better. Cars Are Safer. Let’s Raise the Speed Limit,” Stephen Boyles, an Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering at the University of Texas, makes the case that…
We all know speeding is very deadly and dangerous, but what are you supposed to do when you’re faced with ridiculously low speed limits like the ten listed below?
A lot of roads (particularly highways) here in the US have pointlessly low speed limits — lower than what they should be based on the safety and design of the roadway. But which limit is the most punitively low?
New York City introduced a 25 mile per hour speed limit a little while back, in the quest to reduce pedestrian fatalities. But now, politicians that had even fought for the new limit are now pushing back, because it inevitably has made some streets more dangerous than they were before.
Per DailySportsCar, temporary measures have been put in place by the Deutsche Motor Sport Bund to allow the banned race classes to resume racing at the Nürburgring. The bans have now been lifted, but now we have a 5% reduction in power, limits on fan access, and most peculiarly, speed limits on some sections.
The New York City Council just passed a bill to drop the city speed limits on residential streets to 25 MPH, from 30 MPH. Under the guise of protecting pedestrians, the New York City Council has diminished Freedom. While their goal is noble, the Council decision is Wrong. One Raphael Orlove thinks they're right.
Michigan State Police Lieutenant Gary Megge's current job is to monitor the state's speed limits and speed traps. he's been arguing for smarter, often raised limits, and one quote explains why.
The Canadian province criticized in the incredible " Speed Kills... Your Pocketbook" video is not only going to raise some of its speed limits, but aim to increase safety with better driver culture.
Adam Tang aka Afroduck, the man who drove around Manhattan in 24:07 was indicted by a grand jury yesterday, formally charging him with reckless endangerment and reckless driving. Here's what that means for his case and what that means for anyone who speeds.
Today's lesson on how to remove a local speedcamera comes from the very pleasant city of Zurich back in 2008. The trick is simple: tie the camera to a streetcar and let the tram do all the work.
What's the fastest you've legally driven? If you're in the U.S., probably 75 MPH. Well, if you have a fast car you want to redline it without going to jail I would recommend a trip to any of these ten locations.
Australia will strip the 81 mph limit off of one of its remote Outback highways next year, and it makes me wonder — what road has the highest limit on it already?
This 124 mile (200km) stretch of road between remote Alice Springs and Barrow Creek in the Australian Outback had zero speed-related fatalities between 2001 and 2011. As a reward, the local government will give it 'no speed limit' speed limit next year.
You know Chris Thompson from the best takedown of the 'Speed Kills' myth you've ever seen. A British Columbia news show brought him on for a live debate and he absolutely dominated.
Throughout history, no subgroup of people has experienced as much oppression, institutionalized discrimination, and outright hatred as the world's Ferrari owners. Woe are these poor souls, these seekers of speed, as they strive to overcome whilst maintaining a modicum of dignity in their lives!
After multi-year studies, Utah has raised a number of its highway speed limits to 80 miles an hour. They cited the same reasons of safety as the now-famous 'Speed Kills Your Pocketbook' documentary. Finally, a government making sense about speed.