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Speed limits in the United States


History[edit]. One of the first speed limits in what would become the United States (at the time, still a British colony) was set in Boston in ...

Connecticut enacts first speed-limit law - May 21, 1901 - HISTORY ...


On this day in History, Connecticut enacts first speed-limit law on May 21, 1901. Learn more about what happened today on History.

Speed limits - history - Mike Todd


Dec 9, 2007 ... American speed limits - history. There is a commonly-held belief outside the US that the maximum speed on America's roads is 55mph.

Justifying Speed | In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress


Dec 7, 2012 ... Curious about the history of speed limits in the United States, I searched online for more information. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ...

Fastest Road in America: 85 MPH and We May Be Going Even Faster


Oct 23, 2012 ... A 40 mile stretch of a toll road between Austin and San Antonio, Texas will allow drivers to go 85 miles per hour — the highest speed limit on ...

Recent history of highway speed limits in Montana | Helena Local ...


Nov 30, 2014 ... Speed limits have long been controversial in recent Montana history. Here's a look at changes to the speed limit in the state over the last 40 ...

Speed Limits: Everything You Need to Know | Esurance


Accident history. If nothing else, speed limits are great for learning from mistakes. If officials see a sharp increase in accident rates on a stretch of road, a lower ...

Setting Speed Limits – Today in History: May 21 | ConnecticutHistory ...


No motor vehicle shall be run on any highway or public place outside the limits of a city at a speed to exceed fifteen miles and hour, and no such vehicle shall, ...

Massachusetts Historic Speed Limits


Massachusetts established statewide speed limits in 1902. A person who drove a motor vehicle faster than 10 miles per hour in a city or settled area, or 15 miles ...

Speed Limits Are Unconstitutional


Speed Limits Violate The Constitutional "Right to Travel". 10. Even Assuming ..... 16 Am Jur 2d § 177. That principle is involved in the early history of speed laws.

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Road speed limits are used in most countries to set the maximum speed at which road vehicles may legally travel on particular stretches of road. Speed limits ... More »
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The History of Speed Limits in America: A Nation Speeding Up


Nov 13, 2014 ... 55 mph was not always the standard speed limit. Click here for some interesting facts on the history of speed limits in America.”>:

Speed Limit Signs: a history of speeding in the U.S. - Traffic Signs


The first speed limit signs were posted at city and town limits. Early signs were not reflective. By the middle to late 20's however, many cities required that speed  ...

History of Ohio speed limit, and top speed limits by state: Statistical ...


Apr 22, 2012 ... With talk of increasing the speed limit on Ohio's highways, here's a look at how it has changed over the years, as well as a state-by-state ...