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NMA Position On Speed Limits

NMA Position On Speed Limits

This section explains the NMA's position on speed limits and how they should be set.


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

This article aims to answer some common questions about speed limits and clear up common misconceptions that people have about speed limits and their effect on safety.


Speed Limit Articles

Speed Limit Articles

This section has several articles about speed limits that are worth reading.


Speed Limit Studies

Speed Limit Studies

This section has a collection of studies relating to speed limits and more specifically the use of the 85th percentile to set them correctly.


NMA's Model Speed Limit Law

NMA's Model Speed Limit Law

This proposal gives an example of the kind of language an ideal speed limit law should contain.


State Speed Zoning Procedures

State Speed Zoning Procedures

This sections offers links to several states' speed zoning policies, which can be useful to help understand the laws in each state.


State Speed Limit Chart

State Speed Limit Chart

This is a chart of the maximum legal speed limits in all fifty states.


Additional Speed Limit Resources

Additional Speed Limit Resources

This section contains links to additional resources relating to speed limits.


Speed Kills Your Pocketbook


NMA Position on Speed Limits

Speed limits should be based on sound traffic-engineering principles that consider responsible motorists' actual travel speeds.

Typically, this should result in speed limits set at the 85th percentile speed of free-flowing traffic (the speed under which 85 percent of traffic is traveling).


NMA Speed Limits Fact Sheet

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