A bill in the State House would raise the speed limit to 70 miles per hour on stretches of the Massachusetts Turnpike and Route 95.
The bill's sponsor, State Rep. Dan Winslow, told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that most states already allow 70 mph speed limits. Highways and cars are designed for higher speeds and he doesn’t think raising the speed limit will be a safety issue.
“At least 85-percent of vehicle traffic is already driving over 65,” Winslow told WBZ.
What do you think? Do you agree with increasing the speed limit on portions of the Pike and Route 95 or do you think it would risk driver safety? Let us know in the comments section below.