Re: Repeal of the National Speed Limit Law

In article <dpletcheDBLEtx.vI@netcom.com>, dpletche@netcom.com (David Pletcher)
> In article <3t0ofj$m4s@newsbf02.news.aol.com>, AAPR RB <aaprrb@aol.com> wrote:
> >
> >Assuming that all traffic will stay at the same average speed even with an
> >increase in posted speed limit and without adjusting to the newer speed
> >over time is unsound logic and psychology.
> It was also the conclusion of a reputable study performed by one of
> the federal highway agencies.  I don't have the reference, but
> hopefully one of the other posters will oblige by posting it.
> Ignoring the results of this study just because it disagrees with
> your intuition is unsound logic and psychology too.
> -- David Pletcher

The study, "Effects of Raising and Lowering Speed Limits", Report
No. FHWA-RD-92-084, October 1992, is available at:


Dan Howell  <dhowell.es_cp8@xerox.com>