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Changes in Speed Limit in Florida

December 19th, 2013 by flanews

The National Safety Council and the Consumer Federation of the Southeast are coming out against any changes in the speed limit in Florida. Legislation has been filed to allow the speed limit to go up by five miles an hour on rural interstates and divided highways. John Ulczycki (Yule-Chess-Key)  of the National Safety Council says there’s no doubt accidents and deaths would increase at a higher limit. “Florida is having about 2 thousand deaths a year in traffic crashes. A five percent increase from a five mile an hour speed limit would not surprise me,” says John Ulczycki, National Safety Council.

Legislative supports say they aren’t trying to raise the speed limit, only allow DOT to do an engineering study to see if higher limits would be safe.

The National Safety Council came out today against legislation that would allow the speed limit to go up on Florida’s rural interstates. Traffic experts say your chances of surviving are better in an urban area because of quick access to health care. John Ulczycki (Yule-Chess-Key) of the National Safety Council says if we want safer roads, the speed limit should be going down, not up. “If you want to saves as many lives as you can, then look at a 60 or 65 mile an hour speed limit… but it’s really… what has happened is we’ve created speed limits based on political negotiation for the most part, but don’t confuse that with safety,” says John Ulczycki, National Safety Council.

Twenty four hundred people died on Florida roadways in 2011.

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