Speed Related Argument Database

Argument: It is more dangerous to drive on the freeway because of higher speeds.

Divided interstate highways are by far the safest road to drive. The fatality rate is two to three times lower than the rate for undivided highways. In fact, overall highway fatalities fall when you raise speed limits on the safe interstate roads because more motorists use those roads instead of the more dangerous secondary road system!

Only 4% of serious or fatal accidents occur on rural interstates nationwide. These are the safest highways in the nation.

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