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Several states toying with speed limit bumps

| February 07, 2013

Utah may be expanding its 80 mph speed limit measures — one of the highest limits in the nation — to parts of I-84 and I-80 and some parts of I-15. The state last year upped speed limits to 80 mph on parts of I-15 in rural parts of the state after a trial period.

Along with Beehive State, New Hampshire, Mississippi and Connecticut state legislatures are considering bills to bump speed limits up to 75 mph or some highways.

For more on this story and to see where these bills are within the legislative process, see Overdrive sister site CCJ‘s write-up.

  • cincar

    may be so many be dad is is not safety speed

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  • Jackie

    80 YES no require all trucks to be able to do this

  • Fred

    80 miles and hour for something weighing 80,000speed pounds or more is ludicruis. with the cdl mills putting 10 -20 new drivers out on the roads, they don”t need to go that fast. i have been out on the road for about 3 years and i see so many drivers that can’t handle the 65 speed limit that their respective companies have set them at. Also, with so many trucks that tailgate another truck or worse a four wheeler this is not good. At 55 mph the safe stopping distance is not even good, imagine a truck doing 80 riding someones bumper and having to “try” and stop. gonna be some deaths. instead of more speed get the shippers and receivers to give the driver whether seasoned or not more time to move the cargo.

  • James M.Stepp

    There are a lot of places where 80 would be fine,and you don’t HAVE to go 80,but especially with how drivers’ hours are being messed with,being able to run 80mph for most of a day would sure help cover the “down time” they make drivers take.

  • Mark

    cincar…WTF? Try English next time , will ya? strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.