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No justification for a 70 mph top speed limit [Editorial]
No justification for a 70 mph top speed limit [Editorial]

The premise that motorists are not allowed to drive fast enough on some of Maryland's highways is the apparent rationale behind a bill that passed 39-7 last week in the state Senate. The bill would raise the state's top speed limit from 65 to 70 miles per hour. The bill now goes to the House of Delegates. Among the seven voting against the measure were three senators from Baltimore County — Towson's James Brochin of the 42nd District and the southwest county's Delores Kelley of the 10th District and Shirley Nathan-Pulliam of the 44th District. We applaud their position and wish others had joined them. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. George Edwards, a Garrett...