Idaho, N.H. bills would raise interstate speeds

| January 20, 2012

Bills in legislatures in opposite parts of the country aim to raise truck speed limits.

In Idaho a bill by Sen. Jim Hammond (R-Coeur d’Alene) would increase interstate truck speeds to 75 mph matching cars. The state’s current truck speed limit on freeways is 65 mph.

In New Hampshire a bill would increase the speed limit to 70 mph from 65 mph on interstates. Where the interstate limit is 55 mph, the bill would raise the limit to 60 mph.

The New Hampshire Turnpike limit of 65 mph would remain the same.