Higher speed limits mean more road deaths, study finds

5 Apr
Texas legislator Pete Gallego (D-Alpine) unveils an 80 mph speed limit signRising speed limits in the U.S. are to blame a spike in highway fatalities, the IIHS said Thursday. The IIHS published new findings that showed an estimated 37,000 more drivers died due to increases in speed limits compared to if the limits hadn't been raised at all. On average, around 10,000 people die per year in speeding-related crashes. The...

Volvo to limit its future cars to 112 mph top speed

5 Mar
2020 Volvo V60 Cross CountryVolvo on Monday said that it will limit the top speed of its future cars to 112 mph as part of an effort to reduce car-crash fatalities. Volvo called the move the beginning of a discussion about whether automakers should actively alter or limit a human's behavior behind the wheel in the name of safety. Of course, 112 mph is nearly double the speed...