ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s House of Delegates has passed a measure allowing 70-mph speed limits on expressways and interstate highways, but the bill apparently won’t receive a Senate vote.
It is lingering in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, and Sen. Brian Frosh, the committee chairman, said he doesn’t plan to let it go any farther.READ MORE: Richardson Carries Colgate Over Loyola (Md.) 65-52
Frosh says higher speed limits would lead to more deaths and pollution, with a marginal benefit of saving a minute or less on most trips.READ MORE: Holden, Timberlake Lift Towson Over Delaware 69-62
The current statewide maximum is 65 mph. The bill would let the State Highway Administration or the Maryland Transportation Authority raise it if they chose.
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