Speed Limit Poll: Oregonians want speed

Taxpayer Association of Oregon member poll:

Would you approve of raising the speed limit to 75 mph in certain areas?
Yes: 62%
No: 38%
Responders: 832

Speed traffic notes: Even though the majority of the states and all the Western states have speed limits higher than Oregon, speeding remains the number one contributor to traffic deaths in Oregon. Speeding played a role in 49% of 426 fatalities in 2008; that compares to the national average of 32%. Almost as many fatalities occurred on County roads as state highways, and rural area’s accidents involved more fatalities than in the urban areas. (Speed kills, ODOT, 2008)