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Study links higher speed limits to increase in driver deaths

Ruckersville, VA — Speed limit increases resulted in 36,730 driver fatalities from 1993 to 2017, a recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows.

After analyzing speed limit and traffic fatality data from each state, Charles Farmer, IIHS vice president for research and statistical services, determined that raising the maximum speed limit by 5 mph accompanied an 8% increase in fatality rates on interstates and freeways, and a 3% increase on other roads.

Six states have 80 mph maximum speed limits, the researcher found, and some roads in Texas permit travel at 85 mph.
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