Ohio Raised Speed Limit Just in Time for Drunk Travelers

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Five-hundred and seventy miles of rural Ohio interstate roadways have been bumped up to 70 mph. The new speed limit went into effect July 1 — just in time for the extra traffic of the holiday weekend — but authorities aren't predicting an appreciable surge in accidents or fatalities, via the PD.

What the state highway patrol peeps are saying is that speed doesn't really matter at all over holiday weekends. Everyone's drunk anyway.

"Excessive speed does cause crashes, whether the speed limit is 55, 60, 65 or 70 mph," a high patrol spokeswoman said. "But we find more impaired drivers during holidays and holiday weekends."

Here's the upshot: expect way more cruisers on the roads, folks. Drive safe and drink responsibly.

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