Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fact of the Day: 55 in 1974

While common now, there was no national speed limit in America until 1974. The speed limit of 55 mph was introduced to help ease problems caused by the 1973 oil crisis. 

7 comments:

MEcoy said...

whoa just because of the oil crisis? that was quite a surprise

Riot Kitty said...

I didn't know there was no national speed limit before that, spiffy!

Bob Bushell said...

Great, the slower the faster you can arrive in time and body.

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Dana said...

Interesting!

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that, sure many a speed demon got mad after such a thing.

Linda said...

Wow.