Speed Saves?

Thanks to higher speed limits, highways today are safer, not more dangerous, than ever before, writes Stephen Moore.
December 4, 2003, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"I've always argued that the two most important, life-improving reforms passed by the Republican Congress were the capital-gains tax cut and the repeal of the federal 55-miles-per-hour speed-limit law. Today almost all states have gotten rid of the "double nickel" 55-mph restrictions, and have raised their speed limits on local and interstate highways to 65 or 75 mph. This has led to shorter commutes for those of us who travel by car, and more time on the job or at our kids' soccer games."

Thanks to transport-policy listserv

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Published on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 in National Review
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