Fatal Crashes by Speed Limit and Crash Type
|30 mph or less||2,854||1,046||3,900|
|35 or 40 mph||3,842||2,613||6,455|
|45 or 50 mph||3,692||3,409||7,101|
|60 mph or higher||4,378||3,480||7,858|
|No statutory Limit||102||21||123|
|National statistics for 2004 from the National (Source: FARS and GARS)|
According to 2004 statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most fatal crashes took place on roads where the speed limit was greater than 40 mph. Please review the chart above. The chart reflects the number of crashes, not the number of fatalities. When you are driving, pay attention to what is a safe speed for the roadway conditions and remember these statistics as you increase your speed.