Psychology of Speed Limits

Psychology of Speed Limits

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Speed Limits, Balding, Oil Trains, Body Language, Soda

Episode: Speed Limits, Balding, Oil Trains, Body Language, Soda

  • May 13, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 19:14 mins

Guest: John Bowman, vice president of the National Motorists Association, which is a member-supported advocacy group for drivers The psychology of driving, and particularly how speed limits influence our behavior on the road, has been in the news here in Utah recently. Back in January, the state boosted the speed limit on I-15 through the most populated part of Utah from 65 miles per hour to 70.  How do you suppose drivers have behaved on I-15 since then? Data just released by the Utah Department of Transportation shows average speeds increased up to 2 miles per hour in some spots compared to how fast drivers were going before the speed limit went up. And in some places, drivers are actually going slower than they used to.