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Press Release

For Immediate Release
July 2, 2013

Communications Office

Governor Hassan Statement on Signing HB 146

CONCORD - Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after signing into law HB 146, which raises the speed limit from 65 to 70 miles per hour on the rural section of Interstate 93, from mile-marker 45 (Canterbury, between exit 17 and 18) north to the Vermont border, with an exception for the stretch through Franconia Notch:

"We must always be cautious when considering speed-limit increases in order to maintain the safety of our citizens and of visitors using our highways. The limited nature of the 5 mile-per-hour speed-limit increase in a targeted region of the state, along with the overwhelming, bipartisan support for the measure, makes me comfortable with signing this measure into law, bringing the speed limit more in line with the habits of our rural travelers. For their safety and the safety of others, I encourage all motorists to use the common sense that Granite Staters are known for and respect the new speed limit."