Latest National Maximum Speed Law Stories
AURORA, Ill., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AAA urges Illinois legislators to vote no on SB 1913, which allows large tractor-trailer trucks to travel on all four-lane highways outside Chicagoland at 65 mph, as opposed to the current 55 mph speed limit.
The Texas House of Representatives approved a new speed limit law in the Lone Star State of 85 miles per hour.
ARLINGTON, Va., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans celebrate Independence Day each year, an average of 148 people die in motor vehicle crashes according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Highway safety advocacy group Road Safe America and others concerned about more death and injury on Florida's roads are urging Gov.
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) encouraged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to focus on driver behavior as a top safety priority in its 2010-2015 Strategic Plan.
In the 10-year period after repeal of the National Maximum Speed Law in 1995 there were some 12,500 U.S. deaths due to the increased speed, researchers said.
The repeal of the federal speed control law in 1995 has resulted in an increase in road fatalities and injuries, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.
ARLINGTON, Va., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of truck-involved traffic fatalities declined 12 percent in 2008, dropping from 4,822 in 2007 to 4,229, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said last week. "This achievement is great for all highway users," said Bill Graves, President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA).