Table 1 - Fatal Crashes by Speed Limits and Type of Road: 2000

Table 1 - Fatal Crashes by Speed Limits and Type of Road: 2000

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Speed limit Rural Urban Unknown1 Total
Interstate Principal arterial Other Interstate Principal arterial Other
30 mph or less 1 35 926 3 540 2,249 110 3,864
35 or 40 mph 9 147 1,738 42 1,664 2,602 158 6,360
45 or 50 mph 33 526 2,831 105 1,700 1,325 153 6,673
55 mph 174 1,893 7,538 594 1,002 535 407 12,143
60 mph or higher 2,526 1,571 1,709 1,399 849 202 73 8,329
No posted limit 1 1 139 1 2 12 1 157
Total 2,744 4,173 14,881 2,144 5,757 6,925 902 37,526

1 "Unknown" includes fatal accidents for which road type or speed limit was unknown or not recorded in the accident report. In FARS, those data are reported separately.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database, available at http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/, as of April 2002.