More than half of the states in the nation allow you to drive faster than 70 mph on the interstate. Ohio still limits highway speed at 65 mph, except on the Ohio Turnpike.
"If I'm going 65 mph everybody's passing me," said State Rep. Ron Maag, a Republican from Lebanon.
He has re-introduced legislation to raise the speed limits on rural stretches of interstates in Ohio to 70 mph. The bill would still allow municipalities to set their own speed limits.
Maag says many of the state's interstates were built in the 1960s to handle 70 mph travel. Speeds were lowered to 55 mph during the energy crisis of the 1970s.
"You leave the Canadian border to go to Key West, Florida and Ohio is the only state you're going to go through at 65 mph," he said.
The bill didn't make it through the General Assembly last session. Maag is hoping that introducing it earlier in the session will give it a better shot. He claimed the Ohio State Highway Patrol is on board, but Lt. Anne Ralston says they have not endorsed the plan. They're also not opposing it.
"We do have open communication with the legislators. We are talking with Rep. Maag regarding this issue," she said.
Ralston says speed can be a big factor in fatal crashes, but it is usually coupled with other factors like distracted driving and impaired driving.