The rate of deaths caused by speeding in America per mile driven has declined to one-third of the rate from the 1980s when NHTSA first began to track auto-related deaths caused by speeding.
Many states raised their top speed limits from 55 MPH to as high as 80 MPH during the past few decades. Yet, despite the higher speed limits, speeding deaths overall continue to drop. Speed itself is not the problem. Excessive speed for a given situation is.
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