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Speed Limit / Fatalities #561021

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 05, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced. (Lansing, Michigan: Jim Cummins) Iowa reported being one of first states to raise speed limit to 65 mph. [State trooper Bill PASSETT - tells woman how fast she was going.] Passett quoted. [National Safety Council spokesperson Chuck HURLEY - comments on deadly speeds.] [PASSETT - comments on high speed dangers.] Accident rate noted rising; details given, scenes shown. Safety noted reason most Congress opposed raising limit. [Representative James HOWARD - comments on situation.] [Senator Don. NICKLES - comments on safety.] [Michigan Governor James BLANCHARD - says high speed needs more enforcement.] Congress reported possibly revoking speed limit. More states mentioned adopting Michigan's plan of increase enforcement.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cummins, Jim

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