State assemblyman wants to raise speed limit to 70 miles per hour

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara wants to see the maximum speed limit be a little higher.

He introduced a bill to increase that limit to 70 miles per hour.

Santabarbara says 43 states have speed limits above 65 mph on some roads – and New York has one of the lowest speed limits.

The speed limit has been 65 in New York since 1995.

This legislation would bring New York in line with other states including Pennsylvania, Santabarbara said.