September 8, 2012

How to Build a Better Speed Limit

Maggie Koerth-Baker, BoingBoing

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Sometime in November, Texas will open a stretch of toll road south of Austin where the speed limit will be 85 miles per hour. It will be the highest speed limit in America. (Montana used to have no speed limit at all during the day, but that changed in 1999.)

Naturally, one of the big arguments against this is that higher speeds lead to more accidents. And there is some data to back this up.

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TAGGED: Car Accidents, Traffic, Roads, Speed Limit