Speeding makes crashes more likely and more likely to be deadly.
October 1, 2015
Speed cameras cut injury crashes
A speed-camera program in a large community near Washington, D.C., has led to long-term changes in driver behavior and substantial reductions in deaths and injuries.
July 30, 2014
States raise speed limits
Several states have raised posted limits to as high as 80 mph or extended maximum limits to more roads so far this year.
August 8, 2013
Speed cameras reduce crash deaths in France
France's extensive speed camera program has cut crash fatalities in the country, a recent analysis finds.
April 25, 2013
D.C. residents agree red light and speed cameras foster safer streets
A new IIHS survey shows a large majority of people who live in Washington, D.C., favor camera enforcement.
November 20, 2012
Guidelines for automated enforcement
A new report provides guidance on how to set up and operate camera programs to make them both effective and less likely to come in for criticism.
Technology could help drivers watch speed
Research indicates intelligent speed adaption could help drivers keep speeds in check.
October 25, 2012
Speeds climb on freeways
Drivers exceed speed limits on all kinds of roads, but the problem has worsened on freeways and expressways, a national survey of traffic speeds shows.
Texas chooses speed over safety
The decision to establish an 85 mph speed limit in Texas ignores decades of research that shows more people die in crashes when speed limits are raised.
December 2, 2010
Drivers admit to risky habits in survey
Drivers sat texting while driving, speeding and running red lights are dangerous but admit to doing them anyway.
January 31, 2008
U.S. travel speeds rise
More than a decade after the repeal of the 55 mph national maximum speed limit, travel speeds generally have gone up around the country, and many drivers exceed posted limits.
How posted limits affect speeds
When speed limits go down, speeds do as well, Institute research shows.
Cameras lower speeds in Arizona
The number of violators plunged after cameras were turned on in a pilot project in Scottsdale.
Speed cameras look promising in Maryland
A Washington, D.C., suburb is using cameras to enforce speed limits in residential areas and school zones.
Speed cameras in France
Up to 2,000 speed cameras dot the French road network as part of the country's "fight against road violence."
September 28, 2005
Other nations offer speed camera lessons
The U.S. could learn from longstanding speed camera programs in Britain and Australia.
Speeders are high-risk in other ways too
Extreme speeders are more likely to be men under 30 and to have higher crash rates.
July 3, 2004
In other highway safety news…
Minnesota's tough penalties for high-BAC offenders work; Oregon's Supreme Court upholds speed cameras; more cities install red light cameras; rulemaking on headlight glare begins.
June 19, 1999
Cameras to control speed, apprehend and deter speeders are being used successfully, notably on London's M25
January 16, 1999
Higher speed limits on interstate highways in 24 states result in 15 percent more motor vehicle deaths
December 5, 1998
Photo radar is effective in Canada but not widely used in the United States
May 9, 1998
Higher speed limits associated with more highway deaths
October 11, 1997
Higher speed limits mean faster speeds and more highway deaths
March 22, 1997
Speed cameras reduce crashes with injuries in Norway
Speeds up in two states that raised speed limits
May 4, 1996
Speeds jump on roads where higher speed limits have been posted
February 3, 1996
National maximum speed limit killed by Congress
December 2, 1995
Autobahns do have speed limits, despite widespread myth, and death rates aren't lower than on U.S. interstates
June 3, 1995
Photo radar is effective in Ontario
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