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Old 02-22-2012, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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it's passed.. ohio turn pike is 70 kentucky michigan
some time in may the speed will go to 70 i was told it takes 90 days
to go into effect
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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it's passed.. ohio turn pike is 70 kentucky michigan
some time in may the speed will go to 70 i was told it takes 90 days
to go into effect
The Ohio Turnpike has been 70 for some time now. As a toll road under its own separate maintenance I can understand that. The bill I believe you are referencing authorizes 70 on the Interstates. I hope it is limited to rural interstate sections and only after a study to determine whether the road condition will support it.

There are interstates in Michigan where I feel unsafe at 55 due to such poor condition. I-65 in western Kentucky is also such a wash-board road I feel uneasy at 65.

BTW when the limit on the Ohio Turnpike was raised to 70 the highway patrol saw an immediate increase in the number of cars going over 80. Some people are never satisfied.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Hudson County, NJ
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Good. I hope more municipalities start to increase the speed limit. Car safety and handling has increased exponentially over the years and can easily handle higher speed limits. Lets use that technology to the fullest!
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Good. I hope more municipalities start to increase the speed limit. Car safety and handling has increased exponentially over the years and can easily handle higher speed limits. Lets use that technology to the fullest!
It is not the cars which concern me, it is the lousy condition of some of the roads.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Car safety and handling has increased exponentially over the years and can easily handle higher speed limits.
And so has traffic, as well as residential and commercial development.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Burlington, KY
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fortunately, driving will continue at 15 mph with flashers on whenever there is a rain cloud or snow cloud in the sky.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati near
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This is very good news. Now when I ride my motorcycle I will only get tickets that are 30 over the speed limit rather than 35.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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The Ohio Turnpike has been 70 for some time now. As a toll road under its own separate maintenance I can understand that. The bill I believe you are referencing authorizes 70 on the Interstates. I hope it is limited to rural interstate sections and only after a study to determine whether the road condition will support it.

There are interstates in Michigan where I feel unsafe at 55 due to such poor condition. I-65 in western Kentucky is also such a wash-board road I feel uneasy at 65.

BTW when the limit on the Ohio Turnpike was raised to 70 the highway patrol saw an immediate increase in the number of cars going over 80. Some people are never satisfied.

The Ohio Turnpike speed limit is still underposted - it used to have a 75 limit for ALL vehicles pre-55. Last year, the Ohio Turnpike posted the lowest accident rate in it's history. That debunks the "speed kills" nonsense.

Speed limits are SUPPOSED to be set based on 85th percentile measured vehicle speeds and not the whims of police and politicians for revenue generation.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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Good. I hope more municipalities start to increase the speed limit. Car safety and handling has increased exponentially over the years and can easily handle higher speed limits. Lets use that technology to the fullest!

That means speed limits should now be at least 90. The Turnpike had a 75mph speed limit when cars were supposedly "unsafe at any speed".
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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A turnpike is a special case because of fewer exits and entrances (compared to untolled interstate highways) and one could also argue that the toll drives the demographics of the drivers - fewer idiots driving unsafe rustbuckets with poor handling.
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