§In Nevada when we looked at fatal accidents on rural
highways, well in excess of 70 percent of them were single vehicle events,
with fatigue, sleep deficit and medical problems etc being the leading probable
cause. When someone is driving in their comfort zone, they are at their safest. Forcing
them drive outside of their comfort zone increases stress, fatigue etc. If
you add a half hour or more to their travel time, their exposure goes up
exponentially for the greatest risk factors. The problem isnÕt speed, itÕs the per se
lack of it.
§Driving slower and arbitrary traffic regulations
does not equate to safety: Urban roadways posted at the 85th percentile speed
are safer than those that are under posted. Now we can add Montana to the AutobahnÕs and
Australia's former no limit roadways; that roadways without speed limits are
among the safest of them of all.