Ohio Raised Speed Limit Just in Time for Drunk Travelers

by

2 comments

70mph.JPG

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.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.