States around the country have recently increased speed limits. This presents a huge danger to fuel efficiency causing the new alterations to be widely disputed. Experts say that the connection between speeding and fatalities is actually not so accurate, and increased speeds may actually protect drivers. The cost of owning a car has spiked though in the select states; for every 5 miles a person drives over 60 mph, it costs that person an extra $20 a gallon and over a year it costs an additional $180 more to drive 75 mph as opposed to the traditional 60 mph. It is questionable as to which is a higher cost; possibly safer roads (created by the higher limits), or even more outrageous auto costs.-Hayley O'Neil
Welcome to Rye Country Day's Economic Blog. Here you will find perspectives by students taking Economics at Rye Country Day School. It is meant to be a forum where students can openly express their ideas and take positions on relevant economic issues. I urge everyone to participate in presenting their own ideas in an open manner so that we can all learn from each other. Regardless of whether you are currently taking Economics, everyone is invited and encouraged to comment on articles and get involved. Feel free to e-mail me, Alex Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org , with comments or suggestions.