Speed limits

Should big-rigs be speed-limited?
Should big-rigs be speed-limited?

For over two years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been considering new rules that would require speed-limiters on future trucks and buses over 26,000 pounds. Unsurprisingly, many truckers dislike the proposal. NHTSA says that between 2004 and 2013, over 1,000 people died...Read More»

Kenworth big rig (photo by Raymond Clarke Images via Flickr)
Ontario mandated speed limiters for heavy trucks; crashes fell

Here in America, there's been plenty of talk about mandating speed-limiters on big-rigs. Supporters of such regulations point to Ontario, Canada, where, as NPR reports, the benefits of speed-limiters are beginning to pay off. Auto fatalities and 18-wheelers On Friday, we wrote about U.S. traffic...Read More»

Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)
Atlanta, Georgia's 'Top End' Gets Variable Speed Limits This September

Computers have brought us many great things. Online shopping. Streaming movies. Minecraft. And, lest we forget, variable speed limits. If you're not familiar with variable speed limits, they're exactly what you'd think: traffic systems designed to change speed limits in a given area, based on...Read More»

Texas legislator Pete Gallego (D-Alpine) unveils an 80 mph speed limit sign
Idaho & Wyoming Join Texas & Utah In The 80 MPH Club

If you've ever driven through the American West and Midwest, you know some of the roads can be desolate. There are rivers of blacktop that stretch miles into the distance, making long, straight lines across hills, through towns, and over streams without deviating more than a few inches left or...Read More»

Snail crossing the road [by Flickr user schristia]
Florida Does Something Un-Crazy, Tickets Slowpoke Drivers

Let's face it: Florida is a little eccentric. Not crazy eccentric, like your loose-cannon uncle who makes everyone cringe when he opens his mouth at Thanksgiving dinner. No, Florida is like your amusingly eccentric third cousin who throws big, elaborate birthday parties for her pet iguana. (Except...Read More»

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New Honda Accord, Texas' 85-MPH Speed Limit: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we tell you that Texas is now the fastest state in the country, look at why average fuel economy rose in August and explain how a Google executive's purchase of a unique Ferrari will benefit Italian earthquake victims. As we head into a new week, here is the Monday...Read More»

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Texas Raises Speed Limit To 85, Becomes The New Montana

When the 55 mile per hour national speed limit was amended in 1987 and later repealed in 1995, states were once again free to establish speed limits based on safety standards, not just fuel economy. States in the overpopulated and traffic-choked Northeast set a fairly conservative limit of 65 mph...Read More»

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