Effect of Swedish Speed Limits on Accidents
An experiment was performed in Sweden in 1961--2 to assess the
effect of a speed limit on the motorway accident rate. The
experiment was conducted on 92 days in each year, matched so that
j in 1962 was comparable to day
j in 1961. On some days
the speed limit was in effect and enforced, while on other days
there was no speed limit and cars tended to be driven faster.
The speed limit days tended to be in contiguous blocks.
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