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Who sets Connecticut’s speed limits anyway?

Crawling along I-95 the other day in the usual bumper-to-bumper traffic, I snickered when I noticed the “Speed Limit 55” sign alongside the highway. I wish! Of course, when the highway is not jammed, speeds are more like 70 mph, with the legal limit, unfortunately, rarely being enforced. Which got me thinking: who sets speed limits on our highways and by what criteria?

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Connecticut’s hybrid road salts are effective, but consider the long-term effects

While I applaud the efforts of the Connecticut DOT to eliminate ice on our roads, we should weigh the long term effects on our vehicles and the environmental impact of doing so. While “old fashion” sand and salt may not be as effective in melting ice as the hybrid mixes, they clearly aren’t as destructive to our environment and vehicles.