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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Call for 70-Kph Speed Limit

A speed limit of 70 kilometers per hour must be imposed on all highways to make serious accidents impossible, Liberal Democratic Party lead Vladimir Zhirinovsky said Thursday.

No maneuvers would be dangerous at this speed, but a speed limit of 100 kilometers per hour is already dangerous, Zhirinovsky said, adding that an increase to 75 kilometers per hour might be possible in the future, Prime-Tass reported. Zhirinovsky’s initiative received no support Thursday in the State Duma, which is considering a proposal to turn traffic rules into a federal law. 

(MT)