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2012-01-06 10:29:34

Government plans to increase the motorway speed limit in England and Wales will have adverse effects on health, outweighing any economic benefits.

2011-05-04 04:15:00

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.

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2011-04-08 12:35:00

The Texas House of Representatives approved a new speed limit law in the Lone Star State of 85 miles per hour.

2010-06-03 17:25:00

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.

2009-09-08 07:07:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Road Safe America, a non-profit dedicated to making America's highways safer, has launched a web-based national petition drive designed to create a national groundswell of citizen demand for President Obama, the Congress and the U.S.

2009-07-17 14:17:47

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.

2009-07-01 09:48:00

RSA fighting to activate big truck speed governors since 2004; Meanwhile, big trucks involved in 400,000 wrecks annually ATLANTA, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Road Safe America, a non-profit dedicated to making America's highways safer, said today the tragic deaths of 10 motorists in an Oklahoma multi-vehicle pileup involving a tractor trailer truck June 26 is clear evidence of the need for a national rule requiring electronic speed governors on heavy commercial vehicles to be set at 65 mph.

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2009-04-11 08:10:00

Kansas gravel roads have varying speed limits, but a study by Kansas State University researchers shows that instead of abiding by those limits, people are more likely to use their own judgment to gauge how fast they should drive on the roads.

2005-06-22 12:25:00

A new article publishing in the latest issue of Review of Policy Research examines the evolution and devolution of speed limit laws and their effects on fatality rates.


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