Study: No significant crash increase since Turnpike raised to 70 mph

A Penn State study found no significant increases in crashes in pilot areas of the Pennsylvania Turnpike where the speed limit was raised to 70 miles per hour.

The higher speed limits on parts of the Turnpike have been in place for about a year.

The study says there has not been a significant increase in crashes and the percentage of cars going faster than the posted limit, dropped by about a third.

It could take another year before the state decides if more roads should get higher speed limits.

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