ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A push to raise the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on Maryland highways has cleared another hurdle.
The House of Delegates voted 126-10 on Thursday for a measure sponsored by Del. Wendell Beitzel, a Garrett County Republican.READ MORE: Black Bear Sighting Causes Brief Scare At Westminster High School
The Senate voted 39-7 last month for a bill sponsored by Sen. George Edwards that does the same thing. The House passed the bill last year, but it stalled in the Senate.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Clouds & More Clouds, Plus Friday's An Alert Day
Supporters say other states have a speed limit of 70 mph. They also say the increase would not be mandatory statewide. Opponents, however, says it’s dangerous, because drivers will exceed the speed limit and drive at unsafe speeds.
The two chambers will have to pass the same bill to send it to Gov. Larry Hogan.MORE NEWS: Jury Acquits Man Of Murder Of Baltimore Anti-Violence Advocate Dante Barksdale
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