Volvo Speed Limit Imposed to Reduce Crashes
March 5, 2019—Volvo plans to impose a speed limit of about 112 miles per hour on all of its vehicles beginning in 2020, reported USA Today.
The plan comes amid concern among auto safety advocates about stubbornly high rates of deadly crashes. More than 37,000 people were killed in U.S. car crashes in 2017 for the second straight year. That deadly spike came after six straight years of fewer than 33,000 deaths, according to the report.
Safety experts say one of the quickest ways to reduce fatality rates on the road is to lower speeds. Speeding was blamed for more than 26 percent of U.S. crash deaths in 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.