Lawmaker Questions If 65 MPH Is Appropriate Speed Limit


Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon

TRENTON – A Republican Assemblyman supports increasing speed limits on the Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike, if traffic engineers determine that it would be safer than sticking to the current 65 mph.

In a radio interview last week, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon said “We would remove politicians from setting speed limits and we would let engineers do that.”

“This concept should scare no one on the road,” said O’Scanlon. “We are not talking about changing people’s speeds. We are talking about having speed limits reflect the speeds people are already driving so that we have a better, more uniform flow of traffic.”

According to O’Scanlon, creating a more uniform traffic flow would reduce accidents. “You only have crashes and accidents when you have people overtaking other people,” he said.

How fast do you typically drive on the Garden State Parkway or NJ Turnpike?

55-60 mph
60-65 mph
65-70 mph
70-75 mph
76+ mph

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