Table 2 - Significant Changes in Predicted Accident Rates Attributed to the Speed-Limit Increases on Urban Interstates

Table 2 - Significant Changes in Predicted Accident Rates Attributed to the Speed-Limit Increases on Urban Interstates

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State Change,
percent
1995 crashes 1996 crashes 1997 crashes 1998 crashes
Alabama 37.8    32    49    66    49
Missouri 35.0    56    85    82    94
Nevada 31.2    14    23    15    14
Ohio 40.8    60    64    64    78
Oklahoma 39.5    36    47    46    31
Washington 32.1    24    33    34    40
U.S. totals   1,919 2,054 1,998 2,026
Percent change      7.03 -2.72  1.40