Will A Higher Speed Limit Change Drivers' Behavior?

Speed limit signs along Kentucky highways may soon change, but will it change drivers' behavior?

Some roads may soon get a 70 mile per hour speed limit.

Some drivers say that means those who currently drive 70 will just go even faster.

But Kentucky State Police don't think there will be a noticeable impact, as long as the changes are only made to rural parts of interstates.
The higher speed limit will go into effect the weekend after the Fourth of July.

Police say they'll have increased patrols that weekend.


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  • by Michelle Location: Manchester on Jun 25, 2007 at 05:20 PM
    No it will not change their behavior. If it is raised to 75 they will go 95 or 105. It doesn't matter what you change it to they will still do the same careless stuff.
  • by OHIO FOLK Location: OHIO on Jun 25, 2007 at 07:17 AM
    It's not just us "Ohio" folk driving 80 to 90mph going to your dried up lake. You guys drive just as fast but at least we use our turn signals...LOL! Driving "habits" won't change with the increase in the speed limit; people will just drive faster.
  • by bennya Location: lexington on Jun 25, 2007 at 04:41 AM
    won't make any difference they all ready drive 70 or more.just drive 80 or more now
  • by paul Location: richmond on Jun 25, 2007 at 04:05 AM
    IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT THE SPEED LIMIT IS CAUSE ON THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY THE FOLKS FROM OHIO RUN ABOUT 80 TO 90 MPH ON I-75 GOING TO THE DRIED UP LAKE.

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