The Average Speed on America’s Fastest Roads Has Dropped to 81 Miles-Per-Hour
You know those stretches of road where you just put the pedal down and FLY? The ones where there aren’t any twists, you never see cops, and there are hardly any other drivers Yeah . . . people aren’t blazing down them like they used to. A traffic data company called INRIX analyzed GPS data to analyze how fast people are going on roads that are notorious for being drag strips. And it turns out we’re getting safer. In 2010, the average driver went 85 miles-per-hour down the fastest roads in the country. In 2011, that’s dropped 5%, to 81-miles-per-hour. Jim Bak is a spokesman for INRIX. He doesn’t think we’re necessarily getting safer . . . just cheaper. Quote, “High gas prices are slowing drivers down” . . . because slower highway speeds mean better fuel economy.