Will Pennsylvania Increase Its Speed Limit?

Caught speeding in Pennsylvania? Our traffic ticket lawyers can help

Caught speeding in Pennsylvania? Our traffic ticket lawyers can help

If you’ve had to call a traffic ticket lawyer in Pennsylvania, chances are good that you wished the speed limit was about 10-15 miles an hour higher. Well, you may some day get your wish.

Recently, Pennsylvania Senate President Joe Scarnati said he wants to raise the maximum speed limit on interstate highways and the turnpike. Scarnati also added he plans to bring forth legislation to raise these limits from 65 to 70 miles per hour.

“Today I have circulated a co-sponsorship memo for legislation I intend to introduce which would increase the maximum speed limit on Pennsylvania interstate highways and the Pennsylvania Turnpike from 65 to 70 miles per hour,” said Senator Scarnati in a press release.

He added that today’s vehicles allow for safer travel and an increase in speed limits wouldn’t result in more accidents.

“Over the last two decades since Pennsylvania’s maximum speed limit was last set, our vehicles have become more technically efficient and safety standards have continued to increase.”

“As we move forward with this measure a significant component of the legislation will focus on ensuring necessary traffic and engineering studies are completed prior to increasing the speed limit on any stretch of highway.”

If you have been issued a speeding ticket and want to know your options, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our traffic ticket attorneys in Pennsylvania any time.

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