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UPDATE: 70 mph Limit in Ohio Hasn't Led to More Tickets

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE 10/28/2013 3:15 PM

GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol says its troopers have written fewer tickets on some stretches of highway where the speed limit was bumped to 70 mph earlier this year.

The patrol says it issued about 19,000 speeding tickets in July, August and September on the 12 sections of rural interstate where the speed limit was increased on July 1. That's fewer than troopers wrote during the same period in the past two years.

However, compared with the five-year average from 2008 to 2012 during those months, troopers wrote about 500 more tickets this year.

Officials say three months of data are too small a sample to draw any hard conclusions.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The speed limit is increasing on parts of U.S. and state routes throughout Ohio this weekend.

The changes take effect Sunday on more than 600 miles of road in the state's second round of speed-limit increases this year. The speed limits increase to 70 mph on rural freeways, 60 mph on rural divided highways and 65 mph on rural expressways that don't have traffic control signals.

A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Transportation says drivers should respect the current speed limits until new signs are posted. The department says the changes require 1,100 new or replacement highway signs, which are expected to be installed by Friday.

Three months ago, Ohio raised the speed limit to 70 mph on some rural interstate highways.

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