Ohio House leader says not so fast on speed limit increase

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(Courtesy: MGN Online)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leader of the Ohio House is hitting the brakes on a proposal to increase the speed limit to 75 mph on the Ohio Turnpike and rural interstates.

House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger isn’t saying he’s against the idea entirely. But he tells The Blade (http://bit.ly/1H1FExn ) newspaper in Toledo that there are legitimate questions about whether it’s too soon to increase the speed limit in Ohio.

There’s a proposal in the Ohio Senate to raise the speed limit on some highways less than two years after the state allowed drivers to go 70 mph.

The speed limit for trucks, buses and other large vehicles would stay at 70 mph.