U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Speeding–traveling too fast for conditions or exceeding the posted speed limits–is a factor in 26 percent of all fatalities. In 2018, there were 36,560 fatalities on our Nation's roadways, of which 9,378 were speeding-related – down 3.5 percent from the previous year! Speeding is a safety concern on all roads. Although much of the public concern about speeding has been focused on high-speed Interstates, over 35 percent of speeding-related fatalities occur on lower speed collector and local roads.
Speeding is a complex issue involving engineering, driving behavior, education, and enforcement. That's why the U.S. DOT has set up a multimodal, multidisciplinary Speed Management Team to attack the problem. The DOT Team has a formal charter [HTML, PDF 78KB] and a work plan. FHWA is the lead agency accountable for the engineering actions.