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Will Ohio go to 70 mph speed limit?

State lawmakers working on bill to increase speed limit

March 15, 2013

Those traveling along Interstate 77 may soon no longer have to hit the brakes when they cross the border from West Virginia into Ohio....

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scandalous

Mar-20-13 1:20 PM

Can the public get access to the speed data collected by ODOT on all the new highway monitors to make an argument for/against this increase? Maybe the average speed is already 70?

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Hamburg1939

Mar-18-13 8:34 AM

75 seems more reasonable.

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rocker

Mar-17-13 2:01 PM

formermttan we all had the wool pulled over our eyes back in the 70's when the speed limits we lowered and we were told that would save fuel.

According to the National Motorists Association: "research has shown that the 55-mph National Maximum Speed Limit, which was enacted specifically to save gas, had practically no impact on fuel consumption. This is partly because people do not obey artificially lower speed limits. It is also because the differences in travel speeds that result from unreasonable limits waste gas. Most fuel is used to accelerate to a given speed. Speed limits based on actual travel speeds promote better traffic flow, which reduces the amount of braking and accelerating on our roads. This has a positive effect on fuel consumption."

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rocker

Mar-17-13 1:56 PM

While they are raising the speed limits raise the limit to at least 60 between Marietta and Belpre on Route 7.

Speed limits should be set at whats called the "85 percentile theory". In other words speed limits should be set at a rate which 85% of the drivers are driving according to the National Motorists Association. And speeding is rarely a cause of accidents. Most occur due to varying speeds out on the interstates.

Check out the real truth about speed limits at w ww.motorists.o rg/

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MrPeabody

Mar-16-13 1:38 PM

ZOOM ZOOM !

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thegreek

Mar-15-13 6:45 PM

There should be a law against those people that drive in the left lane ONLY, even when there aint no one in the right lane for a mile.!!

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DukeGanote

Mar-15-13 4:46 PM

Interstates are our fastest, safest, and most fuel-efficient roads: rural interstates accounted for 6% of Ohio traffic deaths and the fatality rate of 0.67 was FAR LOWER than other rural roads' rates of 1.78-4.63 deaths per 100 million miles. Maybe it's convenient for cops to couch in comfy cruisers on interstates, but that's not where the worst risks are. The spate of teenagers dying on back roads, appallingly ignorant of the risks of intersections, sharp curves, and road hazards, proves it. Raise the limit where it's safest, and focus on the REAL RISKS.

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formermttan

Mar-15-13 3:40 PM

I remember when the speed limit used to be 70 on all interstates until the 70's when we had the "energy crisis" and had to slow down to save gas.

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slogoin

Mar-15-13 2:48 PM

speeding does not cause accidents.Speed variance does.Split limits for semi traffic is very dangerous.Folks running below posted,left lane lovers have no business on a high speed interstate and are the real threat

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BeRight

Mar-15-13 2:36 PM

If I had my say, people who think 55 is fast enough would not be allowed on the Interstate Highways.

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BeRight

Mar-15-13 2:36 PM

If I had my say, people who think 55 is fast enough would not be allowed on the Interstate Highways.

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Harleyrider

Mar-15-13 11:23 AM

Split speed limits for semis is nothing but dangerous and causes accidents.

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Tessie

Mar-15-13 10:41 AM

Doesn't everyone drive 70 mph anyway? I do. Semi's should be at 55 mph though.

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Tony

Mar-15-13 9:07 AM

Well I was on 77 & 70 last friday and driving 70 I was passed all the time went to 75 was still passed Then went on 70 toward St.Clairsville was passed like I was driving to slow went up to 80 like others was still passed and comming back lets go to 70!!!

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NewsJunkie5

Mar-15-13 9:05 AM

Nancy Sams laying it down for all the ledfoots! I hope they push it to 75!

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concernedpatriot

Mar-15-13 8:33 AM

If you can't or don't want to drive 70, stay off the interstate, stick to the 2 lane where the speed limit is 55. There is no law saying you have to drive 70.

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exofDevola

Mar-15-13 7:49 AM

65 is too slow! It has needed to be moved to 70 for a long time.

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exofDevola

Mar-15-13 7:47 AM

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bwc511

Mar-15-13 7:41 AM

That's fine oldhick. Just stay out of the passing lane, even if ou get in a hurry and have to go 60.

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newworld

Mar-15-13 7:22 AM

Death rates on Ohio roads will go up!

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armybrat

Mar-15-13 7:09 AM

I would like to see some uniformity in the interstate speed limits.

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Roscoe

Mar-15-13 6:44 AM

zoom, zoom!

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slogoin

Mar-15-13 6:27 AM

The signs along the highway might get changed to 70 mph,but we will still be stuck behind someone in the left hand lane running 62

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oldhickory

Mar-15-13 5:54 AM

Just because our neighbors are doing it doesn't mean we have to. If I had my way or say it would be set at 55.

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