Monday, December 29, 2014

Top Ten: 70

I was there for a small piece of history on the hot morning of August 11.

The speed limit on a select section of Interstate 380 went up to 70 mph.  A crew had just taken down the 65 sign, and it was leaning against the truck.  The new 70 sign was being bolted to a post.  WNEP photographer is on the right, recording it all.

Lower speeds save gas and lives, and I can't say I'm thrilled with the state's decision.

PennDOT says it will study what happens here, with the possibility of expanding 70 MPH on other stretches of interstate.  2015 should be an interesting year.