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PAD520 Week3 Assignment 1
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The law was a response to the 1973 oil embargo, and its intent was to reduce fuel consumption. In the year after the National Maximum Speed Law was enacted, road fatalities declined 16.4%, from 54052 in 1973 to 45196 in 1974” (Friedman & Hedeker, 2009).  In 1974, the federal government passed the National Maximum Speed Law, which restricted the maximum permissible vehicle speed limit to 55 miles per hour (mph) on all interstate roads in the United States.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 50 mph is like paying an additional $0.25 per gallon for gas, in additional; driving each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed; gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 50 mph”. Aggressive driving to incudes; speeding, rapid acceleration and braking wastes gas. Sensible driving can lower your gas mileage and also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money

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