"It"s a serious public-safety issue. I"ve given some thought to it for some time," Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold told WJZ-TV (Channel 13). "The recent unfortunate tragedy in Howard County took it to the front burner."
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"I happen to think on controlled-access highways where the speed limits are 70 and above, one second can mean a fatality, one second of distraction," Mr. Leopold said.