Paul Betz: ‘Reckless’ legislation

June 18, 2013 

‘Reckless’ legislation

The Road Worrier’s story about raising the speed limit on some highways to 75 mph (“Speed-loving legislators want 75 mph limit” June 18) provides ample cause for worry.

I drive the speed limit (or a little over) when it’s posted at 70 mph, but car after car passes me. Today, the de facto speed limit exceeds 75 mph with many drivers going more than 80.

Increasing the posted speed limit will encourage even more aggressive, coercive driving with the likely result of increasing numbers of accidents, injuries and deaths.

Sen. Neal Hunt’s proposed legislation is plain reckless.

Paul Betz

Chapel Hill

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