Pennsylvania testing 70-mph limit on parts of two interstates

Pennsylvanians will save a few minutes on highways where the speed limit is raised to 70 mph but probably will pay a price inpa-turnpikeb more crashes, injuries and fatalities, two safety advocates warned.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced plans to raise the limit from 65 mph to 70 on two stretches of interstate highways, in a pilot project that may lead to increases elsewhere. The higher limit will take effect around Aug. 11 on Interstate 80 from Du Bois in Clearfield County (Exit 101) to Clinton County (mile 189) and a 21-mile section of I-380 in Monroe and Lackawanna counties.

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