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Faster Roads Mean More Fatalities

Faster Roads Mean More Fatalities

We are all driving faster. Where speed limits were once universally 55 mph on our highways, since the repeal of the national maximum speed limit in 1995 we now see limits as high as 75 and 80 mph on the freeways and 60 mph on surface roads.

According to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, every 5% increase in maximum state speed limits correlates to an increase of 8% in fatality rates on freeways and interstate highways. In 2013, that translated to 1,900 additional deaths.1

Implementing IVMS (in-vehicle monitoring systems) can reduce speeding incidents by 60% along with other safety and cost benefits.2 Learn more about ROVR and how Cartasite can help your drivers get home safe every day.


1Farmer, Charles M. “Relationship of Traffic Fatality Rates to Maximum State Speed Limits.” Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, April 2016.

2Twilhaar DN, van Schagen I, Kassar B. “Making in-vehicle monitoring systems work.” SPE International Conference on Health, Safety and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production. June 2000.