21 Articles
1 / 1
10UK town letting volunteers clock speeders results in predictable logjam

Give someone a hammer and every problem looks like a nail; hand volunteers radar guns and expect to find a whole lot of speeders – too many in fact. The police in a village in England can't keep up with the paperwork from all of the scofflaws. Now, the cops are asking these folks to stop trying to enforce the speed limit.

124Paris to limit speeds to under 20 mph

The short C'etait un Rendezvous might be one of the greatest automotive-related films ever for its ability to capture the excitement of driving at high speeds through Paris in the early morning. However, that movie is increasingly becoming a relic of a lost time, as the City of Lights continues to lower its speed limits. The latest plan from newly elected mayor Anne Hidalgo could blanket most of the city in a 30-kilometers-per-hour (18.64-miles-per-hour) limit with even lower speeds elsewhere.

139DOT may mandate speed limiters and 68 mph max for big rigs

With the debate about how to fund the US interstate system already raging, there may be another big highway controversy on the horizon. The US Department of Transportation might slow down some of the vehicles on the nation's roads by mandating speed governors on semi trucks.

39Idaho, Wyoming poised to get 80 mph speed limits [w/video]

You should be able to drive across the Northwestern part of the United States a little more quickly in the coming months. Idaho and Wyoming have just passed laws to raise some interstate speed limits to 80 miles per hour.

78New York may raise maximum speed limit to 75 mph

Drivers in the state of New York may be able to pick up the pace on the Empire State's roads if a bill from freshman Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda gets passed. Sepulveda submitted a bill that would see speed limits raised from 65 to 75 miles per hour, statewide.

90Higher Speed Limits Seen As Safer And Desirable

Some states raising speed limits for safety sake

How does driving 80 mph, legally, sound?

23Edinburgh enacts 20-mph speed limit to encourage bike-riding

Sammy Hagar won't be visiting Edinburgh anytime soon. The "I Can't Drive 55" rocker would undoubtedly be aghast by the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, and its plan to enforce a speed limit of 20 miles per hour throughout most of its residential and busier commercial districts, all for the sake of encouraging cycling and reducing traffic-related injuries, the Edinburgh News reports.

27Birds Obeying Speed Limits, Researchers Say

Birds flying on roads with higher speed limits take off quicker

Birds are doing something most humans find difficult: obeying speed limits.

262Consumer Reports shows fuel economy effects of speeding

It may not be fun, but we all know that slower driving speeds are a good way to maximize fuel economy on the highway. To help prove this point, Consumer Reports did a series of tests to see exactly how much better a vehicle's fuel economy is at varying speeds. CR used five cars (Honda Accord four-cylinder, Toyota RAV4 and three different Ford Fusion models), which were each tested at 55, 65 and 75 miles per hour to determine the variations in fuel economy.

131Driving Too Slowly Soon To Be Illegal In Florida

The 'road rage' bill now goes to governor

Drivers in Florida rejoice! It may have taken a few years of trying, but the state legislature has passed a bill that would make it illegal for motorists to drive too slowly in passing lanes.

25UK tax collectors could be exempt from speed limits like police and fire

The UK Department for Transport is currently examining proposals that would allow additional services to legally drive over the speed limit. At the moment, only the police and fire departments and emergency medical responders can legally break the posted limits, but a recently submitted 90-page document that is "out for consultation" lists other services requesting the right to do the same. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which includes the tax man, wants its covert surveillance officers on the a

297Utah To Make 80 MPH Speed Limit Permanent In Some Areas

A study found that the freeways actually became safer with the faster speed limit

The Utah Department of Transportation released a study that showed increasing the speed limit on some parts of freeways from 75 mph to 80 mph may actually be a good thing, according to to Fox 13 Now.

490Texas Approves 85-MPH Speed Limit, Fastest In United States

Safety groups fret over possible upswing in danger to drivers

The highest speed limit in the United States can now be found on a central Texas highway. On Thursday, transportation officials in the state approved an 85-mile-per-hour speed limit along a 41-mile stretch of State Highway 130

249Police Search For Driver Who Filmed Himself Going Twice The Speed Limit

Online video may be his undoing

A driver in northwest Montreal may be in trouble with the police – if they can catch him.

90New Highway Could Get Fastest Posted Speed Limit In United States

Texas DOT may allow speeds of 85 mph between San Antonio and Austin

A new highway that connects two of Texas' biggest cities could contain the fastest posted speed limit in the United States.

138Texas toll road to get 85 mph speed limit?

Oh, Montana, how we miss your speed-limitless ways of the mid-1990s. We were carefree and young then, driving a 10-year-old Chevrolet that in no way, shape, or form was designed to travel at its top speed for hours on end. But that didn't stop us, we the "reasonable and prudent," and neither did it stop our digital dashboard from just flashing "85" over and over and over again. We'll never know how fast we were really going, but suffice it to say, we were traveling at the speed of youth.

21UK energy secretary: proposed 80 mph speed limit should only apply to electric vehicles

A proposed increase of the speed limit on UK roads – to 80 miles per hour – is not without controversy, concerns and complaints. How about this for an unlikely solution? UK energy secretary Chris Huhne reckons the proposed 80-mph limit motorway should only apply to electric vehicles. Apparently, this is to please enviro types while concurrently promoting the adoption and use of electric vehicles. It's a win-win situation, right?

119Opinion: Time to raise the speed limit, how does 150 MPH sound?

Ever since automobiles first appeared over 100 years ago, every automaker has tried to make them go faster. And they succeeded. Nearly every year, cars became more powerful with higher top-end speeds. But then, in the mid-1950s, we hit a plateau. The national speed limit was set at 70 miles per hour, and we've been stuck at that rate ever since. As a result, the automobile has made absolutely no progress as a transportation device in over half a century.

159Texas House approves nation's fastest speed limit at 85 mph

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and now it seems everything might be faster too. The House of Representatives in Texas has approved a new transportation bill, and it includes legislation that would allow the Texas Department of Transportation to raise speed limits to 85 miles per hour. The state's Senate is presently considering a similar measure.

44Study: Making roads safer has led to bored, risk-taking drivers

A new study from researchers in Australia may have dug up one of the reasons why drivers exceed the speed limit on their way to work. According to the Toronto Sun, a new study has found that drivers who are bored behind the wheel are more likely to put the right pedal to the floor. Researchers at Newcastle University asked drivers to answer a few questions about their driving habits and found that 31 percent of those behind the wheel are inattentive and dangerous. More surprisingly, 35 percent o

1 / 1