USA Banner

Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Icon United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation
FHWA Highway Safety Programs

Speed Management

speed odometer pictureSpeeding - traveling too fast for conditions or exceeding the posted speed limits - is a contributing factor in 29 percent of all fatalities. In 2021, there were 42,939 fatalities on our Nation's roadways, of which 12,330 were speeding-related. This represents an increase of 8 percent from 11,428 speeding-related fatalities in 2020. Speeding is a safety concern on all roads and for all road users. Although much of the public concern about speeding has been focused on high-speed Interstates, only 13 percent (1,637) occurred on interstate highways, rural and urban combined, while 87 percent of speeding-related fatalities occurred on non-interstate roadways. Speeding is a complex issue involving engineering, driving behavior, education, and enforcement. FHWA is the lead agency accountable for the engineering actions.