Yesterday, 570 miles of Ohio highway’s speed limits were increased to 70 mph.
While many states allow you 5, or even 10, mile per hour over grace, Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Jerrod Savidge is warning drivers that Ohio will not be extending that grace.
According to the Toledo Blade, planes will be flying over I-75 to catch speeders.
“Seventy doesn’t mean 75. We’re going to be very strict,” Lieutenant Savidge told the Toledo Blade. “… As long as the weather cooperates, we will be flying I-75.”
Ohio lawmakers passed the increased speed limit bill earlier this year. Currently, the increased limits are only on major highways, but in 90 days, more highways may be added to the list.
The new law increases the speed on 570 miles out of 1,332 miles of interstate highways in Ohio. The exact location of the speed increases are:
• From the Indiana border in the west to just outside of Wheeling, WV in the east, excluding Dayton, Columbus and Zanesville
• From the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge in southwest Ohio to just south of the border of the Cuyahoga/Medina County line in the north, excluding Columbus
- From just outside of Toledo going south until just north of Dayton, excluding Findlay and Lima
- From just outside Akron going east to just west of Youngstown
- From just outside of Canton south to the West Virginia border
- From just outside of Cleveland to the Pennsylvania border