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Letter: Senate should reject 70 mph

How ironic! People complain about a reasonable gas tax increase to keep up with needed repairs on roads and bridges. Pretty soon some of us will need extra car repairs because of bumpy roads. And now, the New Hampshire House has voted to raise the speed limit on Interstate 93 north of Canterbury. For most drivers that will increase the cost of their gas.

Unless I am in a hurry, I usually drive 60 to 65 mph instead of 65 to 70. I’ve been amazed how much better my gas mileage is. But I don’t want to drive much slower than most; so if I have to raise my speed, up goes my gas bill. I’d rather spend the extra money for improving our roads and bridges.

I’d also like to see New Hampshire do its part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, combat climate change and conserve energy. The oil companies don’t really need us to buy ever more oil.

Here’s hoping the Senate will reject the speed limit increase.



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