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: COVID-19 In Maryland: 17 Deaths Reported Saturday As Hospitalizations Continue To Decline
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: Preakness Back To Semi-Normal With 10K Fans Expected At Pimlico Saturday
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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