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Prioritizing Driver Safety: Faster Isn't Always Better

Motorists in a hurry might view a higher speed limit as a benefit, but according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, raising posted speed limits may do little to save time and lead to more crashes, injuries, and deaths for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

Speeding is a critical factor in vehicle crashes across the nation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 42,000 traffic deaths in 2021 and again in 2022, the highest levels in 16 years. NHTSA reports that speeding was a factor in nearly 29 percent of the fatalit...


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