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Ohio's Speed Limit Raised to 70 MPH

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    Senators OK Transportation Bill, Minus 75-MPH Speed Limit
    March 25, 2015
    by The Associated Press

    State senators have passed Ohio’s transportation budget after a committee dropped a proposal that would have raised the speed limit to 75 mph on certain rural freeways and the turnpike.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2015/03/25/senators-ok-transportation-bill-minus-75-mph-speed-limit/

    #1068897

    Analogue Kid
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    I was very much in favor of going to 70 mph, but I am leery of going faster, at least in Ohio. For the most part, interstates here have too much traffic for a 75 mph limit. In addition, our interstates were constructed with a design speed of 70 mph, so going faster means you’re relying on very attentive drivers with well maintained equipment. That’s not a safe bet with our lack of inspections.

    Around the US, higher limits are nearly always found on isolated stretches of road in the west as well as a couple spots in Maine and Louisiana that also see few cars and trucks. The only interstate that could possibly support a higher limit here is I-77 from south of Canton to Marietta, and perhaps US 35 from Xenia to Chillicothe. Otherwise this was the right move.

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