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Ohio's Speed Limit Raised to 70 MPH

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  • #89819

    News
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    Should speed limit be 70?

    Jan. 12, 2012

    Written by Paul E. Kostyu

    A Southwest Ohio lawmaker wants to raise the speed limit on Ohio’s interstate highways to 70 miles an hour – five miles above the current limit. A similar 2009 attempt by other lawmakers never got out of the parking lot. But the bill by Rep. Ron Maag, R-Salem Township, may move farther down the road. That’s because the Ohio Turnpike – run independently – raised its speed limit to 70 mph.

    READ MORE: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20120111/NEWS0108/301100161/Should-speed-limit-70-?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews

    #476932

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    YES, PLEASE!

    #476933
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    Or higher.

    #476934

    cheap
    Member

    i thought it was 70 on the turnpike

    #476935

    Pablo
    Participant

    70? I would have to slow down…

    #476936

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    I travel to Michigan often for work. Every time when I cross back into Ohio a little part inside me groans.

    #476937

    bjones7
    Participant

    So if it’s posted to 70, then we can legally drive 75/78ish? Seeing that cops do not stop people going 70 usually. Well that works for me.

    @Rus Parts out west are 75mph. Also in Texas U.S routes and most county/state roads are 70. Yet both places have a lot more space!

    #476938
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    bjones7 said:
    So if it’s posted to 70, then we can legally drive 75/78ish? Seeing that cops do not stop people going 70 usually. Well that works for me.

    @Rus Parts out west are 75mph. Also in Texas U.S routes and most county/state roads are 70. Yet both places have a lot more space!

    #476939

    manticore33
    Participant

    YES! However, better still of Ohio instituted its own Autobahn. It’d bring out of town people. I have two cars capable of over 155mph and want to bury the needle.

    #476940

    Yeti22
    Participant

    Autobahn is the same as saying freeway.

    It is a great system, but I think it would fail in Ohio. In Germany the drivers are educated on how to drive properly and they are considerate of other drivers. The left lane is for passing only. Until there is a change in the US driving culture every speed is dangerous.

    I hit 160mph once on the A6. It didn’t feel dangerous. 80mph on I-70 is frightening at times. Too many bad drivers pop out infront of you at 60mph.

    #476941

    turnedNOTburned
    Participant

    Dunno, are the extra minutes you’ll save driving across the state worth the 5-8% loss in mileage? Factor in safety, accident rates, and I bet it’s diminishing returns. http://mpgforspeed.com/ There’s got to be some solid data out there….

    #476942
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Yeti22 said:
    Autobahn is the same as saying freeway.

    It is a great system, but I think it would fail in Ohio. In Germany the drivers are educated on how to drive properly and they are considerate of other drivers. The left lane is for passing only. Until there is a change in the US driving culture every speed is dangerous.

    I hit 160mph once on the A6. It didn’t feel dangerous. 80mph on I-70 is frightening at times. Too many bad drivers pop out infront of you at 60mph.

    So which comes first then… the chicken or the egg?

    #476943

    GCrites80s
    Participant

    In the State of Ohio, it is not illegal to camp out in the left lane. That’s not true in many other states, including West Virginia which has been 70 for years despite its more challenging roadways. They should institute a left-lane law when they do this.

    Doing away with the split speed limit for truckers certainly helped traffic flow considerably on our rural Interstates and cut down on rage.

    #476944

    CooperGuy
    Member

    turnedNOTburned said:
    Dunno, are the extra minutes you’ll save driving across the state worth the 5-8% loss in mileage? Factor in safety, accident rates, and I bet it’s diminishing returns. http://mpgforspeed.com/ There’s got to be some solid data out there….

    Apparently there is some data…

    The Ohio Turnpike says six traffic fatalities last year made it the safest full year in the toll road’s history. The safety mark came as the 241-mile turnpike raised the speed limit to 70 mph last year. The traffic death toll was seven in 2010.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/01/10/ohio-turnpike-safest-year-ever.html

    #476945

    CooperGuy
    Member

    Yes. But only if they up the minimum legal speed by the same.

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