The American Addiction to Speeding

An enlightening dive into the logistics behind America’s addiction to speeding. One highlight was the mention of the 85th percentile rule: an archaic principle used to help determine speed limits, wherein the speed limit is set through observation of how quickly 85% of motorists travel on that road under a free-flow environment. Although it doesn’t take a doctorate in mathematics to see the flaws in this methodology, it is based on a sound assumption: “drivers respond to the road they are given”. Read full article here

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