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Old 05-11-2019, 05:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Stubby79 View Post
They put a few highways over here in BC to 120...a year later, they dropped 'em back down to 110, as there was a major spike in and the level of accidents.
Probably a study sponsored by Eh? Metal Sign Company, BC.
We had a spike in overall fatality after the increase from 75 to 80 mph on our interstates in Montana but unfortunately for the control freaks, the fine details showed not on those interstates. Then the next year it was down again. It basically corresponded to the price of fuel more than anything else, meaning more miles driven with less expensive gas. By that logic the higher speed limit and increased fuel consumption would lead to less driving overall as well. Almost all of the fatalities had one thing in common, no seat belt use. You might move the scales 5% one way or the other with speed limits, but get the seatbelt thing down and you will move the needle more like 80%.
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