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NHTSA Chief Wants Speeding Crackdown

23 October 2000
Saint Augustine, FL
NHTSA Chief Wants Speeding Crackdown

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) chief Jeffrey Runge says his agency is preparing an initiative to crack down on speeding on the nation's roads. The Wall Street Journal reports that Runge wants the NHTSA to counter the rise of high-horsepower performance cars like the HEMI Chryslers and 400-hp Cadillacs with technology, like speed cameras, and increased patrolling. Runge says the agency has been working for two years to identify where speeding is most harmful, and has found it's local roads, not the Interstates, where the fatality rate is higher. The NHTSA cites controversial studies showing an increase in fatalities on roads where the speed limits were raised in 1995 from 55 mph as evidence that a crackdown on speed is needed.

SOURCE: http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=8294&sid=173&n=156
Good thing I got my new radar and laser jammer in today, just in time for the Players Run. :biggrin: