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More Ohio roads could see 70 mph speed limit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More stretches of Ohio roadways could see 70 mph speed limits.

An amendment added to the state budget bill being considered by the state Senate this week proposes raising the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on some non-interstate freeways and rural four-lane highways.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1b3ptes ) reports that the amendment doesn't specify which stretches of road could have speed limits upped to 70. Ohio Department of Transportation Steve Faulkner says officials have yet to study any additional increases.

The state has already decided to increase the speed limit to 70 on some rural sections of interstate highways.

The Ohio Insurance Institute and others have opposed past attempts to raise the speed limit. The State Highway Patrol hasn't taken a position on the new proposal.

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