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posted: 6/7/2014 5:01 AM

A case for lowering speed limits?

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It is staggering that the economic and societal harm from vehicle crashes, according to a recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, amounts to $871 billion in a single year and 32,999 people were killed and 3.9 million injured.

Did you know that nearly three-fourths of these costs are paid through taxes, insurance premiums and congestion-related costs, such as travel delay, excess fuel consumption and increased environmental impacts? Safety is a huge issue.

Maybe decreasing the speed limits back to where they were would save lives.

C.J. Truesdale

Wheaton

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