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Md speed limits could reach 70 mph
Md speed limits could reach 70 mph

Maryland lawmakers voted Thursday to increase the maximum speed on interstate highways to 70 mph, but don't hit the gas pedal just yet. Legislation likely headed to Gov. Larry Hogan's desk would give state highway officials authority to bump up the speed limit beyond the current top speed of 65 mph. It would not require them to do so, and the agency has only put the state's current maximum speed limit on a handful of roadways. "It'd save me 15 minutes coming here," said Western Maryland Del. Wendell Beitzel, a Republican who sponsored the bill. "It starts to add up. … [Over time,] I could save one whole workday," he said. Identical bills to...

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