How many times have you driven through Birmingham and seen a large sign that flashed your current speed in lights? For years, traffic safety experts thought that if drivers were made aware of their speeding, that it would encourage them to slow down and follow the speed limit. They were wrong.
What is the biggest cause of car accidents in Birmingham? Is it cars that drive too fast and cause fatal accidents, or is it cars that drive at speeds other than the posted speed limit? There is no concrete data available, but one state is taking a gamble and arguing that it's the latter. To solve that problem and hopefully help reduce the number of car accidents, the state is suggesting a new, higher speed limit on one stretch of highway.