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Department of Transportation warns that Miles Per Hour expire if not used

NEW ORLEANS – Representatives of the U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that unused Miles Per Hour (MPH) expire at the end of each driving period.

“If you don’t use them, they don’t roll over to the next month,” said Ira Chapman of the DOT. “People driving around at 38 when they could be going 45 are losing out, because they don’t get those MPH back.”

Chapman likened MPH to minutes on mobile phone plans.

“If you’re out there dawdling along below the safe posted speed, it’s like you’re not using the minutes you paid for. You’re also costing drivers behind you their minutes.”

And just like mobile minutes, you can go over.

“Everybody knows you can get a speeding ticket for using too many miles in an hour. You don’t get a ticket for not using them, but you do pay a price. It’s a great analogy for driving, because all it takes to stay within your plan is to get out of the way.”

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