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Ohio Speeds Up To 70 MPH

Limit raised on rural highways

July 2, 2013

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Drivers can legally zip along some local stretches of interstate highway more quickly after a new 70 mph speed limit took effect in portions of Ohio Monday....

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Jul-03-13 1:09 PM

look at all you cry babies. if you can't handle the speed limit get off the interstates and take other roads. get out of our way. slower cars cause more problems then those going to fast. should be 75.

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Jul-02-13 11:26 PM

The idiots in Ohio can barely handle 65. 70 will be deadly for anyone out of state passing through thanks to Ohioans lack of knowing how to drive.

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Jul-02-13 3:58 PM

In an ideal world, the Interstate System is designed with a substantial safety factor between design speed and posted speed.

Unfortunately, none of us drive in an ideal world. There are distracted drivers; would be pace-car drivers living their dream by blocking all potential passing , Indy racers weaving through traffic in a rush to get ahead of one more car, failed equipment, wet or otherwise slick road conditions, increase traffic, rush hour, and too many other factors to list.

No law can legislate common sense, or consideration for the safety of others. If we were all the expert drivers that we think we are, there would be no need for posted speed limits. We would realize our limitations, the limitations of our equipment (cars) and would be prepared for every eventuality that can occur on the roadway.

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Jul-02-13 2:50 PM

It was just reported that the Gobernor of Iowa's "driver" was doing 90+ a few months ago! The gobernor's platform, HIGHWAY SAFETY....

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Jul-02-13 2:40 PM

Great news for the funeral directors.

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Jul-02-13 2:05 PM

If they required Blue Tooth technology for every vehicle and expanded the merge in lanes at Interstate exits, there would be absolutely no problem with 80 mph speed limits on most non urban expressways. West of Columbus, that could easily be 85 mph.

Too much enforcement of speed limits is actually a hazzardous condition. It's more dangerous to have a cop pull someone over on an Interstate than it would be to just ignore the violation in many cases.

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Jul-02-13 9:46 AM

I regularly drive between Wheeling and Dayton. That piece of road from Columbus to Dayton is flat and straight. The cars cruise around 80 on the three lane interstate. 70 is too slow for these areas.

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Jul-02-13 8:25 AM

70 is good but still too slow!

Many western states are 75 or more on long stretches.

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Jul-02-13 8:01 AM

The interstate highway system was designed for 75 mph speeds, in the 1940-50's. The cars of today could easily do 80+ without a problem!

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Jul-02-13 7:17 AM

This is not needed. 60-65 mph is plenty fast. Increased speed and the use of cell phones not a good combination. People are too distracted when they drive anymore.

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