REPORT SAYS HIGHER SPEED LIMITS DON’T CONTRIBUTE TO SPEEDING TICKETS

Ohio High­way Patrol troop­ers haven’t been writ­ing as many tick­ets as they did when the speed limit was 65 mph across the state.

The patrol wrote 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 dur­ing the last two years.

Patrol offi­cials mean­while, say three months of data is just too small a sam­ple to draw con­clu­sions, but advo­cates for speed increases are point­ing to the num­bers as proof that higher speed lim­its don’t turn high­ways into racetracks.

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