New Maryland Laws: Speed Limits, Criminal Records, DivorcesNew laws approved in Maryland's last legislative session take effect Thursday. Here are some things to know about them:
House OKs Speed Limit Boost to 70 mph on Maryland HighwaysA push to raise the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on Maryland highways has cleared another hurdle.
Md. Senate OKs Speed Limit Boost to 70 on State HighwaysThe Maryland Senate has voted to raise the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on state highways.
Speed Limit on Unpaved Roads Lowered in VirginiaA 35 mph speed limit is now in effect on unpaved roads across Virginia.
70-MPH Speed Limit Bill Won't Advance to Senate Maryland's House of Delegates has passed a measure allowing 70-mph speed limits on expressways and interstate highways, but the bill apparently won't receive a Senate vote.
70-mph Speed Limit Gets House Approval in MarylandThe House has unanimously passed a measure to raise the maximum highway speed limit from 65 mph to 70.
Beltway Express Lanes Get Speed Limit BoostThe speed limit is going up on the Capital Beltway's Express Lanes in northern Virginia.
DC Raising Speed Limits on Major Commuter RoutesWashington Mayor Vincent Gray is raising the speed limits on several major commuter routes. Gray announced he would raise the speed limits after a study with automated speed cameras showed the speed limits could be increased without impacting safety.

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