I write in reference to the article, "State Lawmaker
proposes raising speed limit to 75 mph," from the Feb. 5 New Haven Register where
Democratic Rep. Minnie Gonzalez called for increasing the maximum speed limit on
state highways to 75 mph and said the current limit is "a joke" and is being
I doubt families of those killed on our highways find the current
speed limit of 65 mph a joke and would prefer to have it lowered.
Her calling for this increase will endanger those on the highways. I-95 is already referred to as the "corridor of death."
Does Rep. Gonzalez believe drivers will not exceed 75 mph? Most
casualties result from those exceeding posted speed limits, being under the
influence or texting.
Increasing the speed limit from 65 to 75 mph only
encourages those already driving in excess of the current speed limits to drive even faster. She then "wants to increase fines for
speeding violations by 15 percent." This does not make sense.