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Old 09-12-2013, 07:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Speed hasn't killed anyone.


The kid street racing his Civic that crashes into a wall didn't die because his car was going too fast. He died because he was driving recklessly. If "speed kills" there would be a specific speed you can go over and you just die. That doesn't happen. My brother regularly drives at 220+ mph and still seems to be doing just fine.

This forum has a strong background in scientific testing and making decisions on actual data. The studies show that setting speed limits at the 85th percentile is safer than setting them at artificially low limits. You can look up the studies referenced in the video and check yourself.

This forum is also strongly interested in reducing fuel consumption, so I can understand the bias towards low speed limits. But trying to set speed limits artificially low to force people to slow down based on "speed kills" 1) doesn't work and 2) is based on a lie.
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