Minnesota House gives no break to I-35E speeders

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  • Updated: May 2, 2013 - 11:16 PM

A move to give speeding drivers a break on a stretch of Interstate 35E in St. Paul stalled Thursday in the Minnesota House.

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parker0910May. 3, 13 8:28 AM

There is no reason for a 45mph speed limit. That stretch is nothing but a permanent fund raiser.

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jd55604May. 3, 13 8:40 AM

Why don't they raise the speed limit to reflect the speeds that most drivers are driving on this stretch of road? Oh yeah, that would mean our government couldn't shake down as many motorists for money as they do now.

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ziggymMay. 3, 1310:28 AM

jd there's a bit of an issue with that- it requires federal government approval for a MPH change. However, I would like to see it increased.

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jd55604May. 3, 1311:13 AM

ziggym, years ago the locals along that stretch of road petitioned the feds to reduce the speed limit there against the Federal DOTs wishes. I don't think that the federal government would stand in the way if we really wanted to do away with this de-facto toll road. The state and county make a killing issuing tickets on this road and are simply fighting to keep their revenue stream intact.

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billiebob345May. 3, 13 5:47 PM

The MHP doesn't enforce the speed limit anyway. Every time I drive that stretch of freeway I almost get mowed down by speeders going 60 mph. I have never seen anyone pulled over and ticketed.

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owatonnabillMay. 3, 13 7:10 PM

Dunno. Owatonnabill thinks it is fun to watch the red faces and clenched jaws of the Iwegians as they stand on the brakes to avoid the law-abiding MinneSOATans crawling along ahead of them.

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