Long-term effects of repealing the national maximum speed limit in the United States.

  title={Long-term effects of repealing the national maximum speed limit in the United States.},
  author={Lee Friedman and Donald Hedeker and Elihu D. Richter},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={99 9},
OBJECTIVES We examined the long-term effects of the 1995 repeal of federal speed limit controls on road fatalities and injuries in fatal crashes. METHODS We used a Poisson mixed-regression model to assess changes in the number of fatalities and injuries in fatal crashes between 1995 and 2005 on rural interstates, where all US states have raised speed limits since the repeal, as well as on urban interstates and noninterstate roads, where many states have raised speed limits. RESULTS We found… CONTINUE READING
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