Oregon House Votes For Higher Speed Limits

July 15, 1999

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe
The Oregon House earlier this week approved a bill that would allow the state Department of Transportation to boost the current 65-mph speed limit to 75 on some rural interstates. Truck speed limits would rise to 70.

The bill, SB558, passed by a 31-26 vote. It's now in the hands of the Senate. The state DOT says its engineers have already identified parts of Interstate 84 and I-5 where the speed limit could be raised.
Supporters of the bill say that raising the speed limit won't cause more accidents, because people are already driving 75. Critics, however, say the higher limit will just prompt people to drive even faster than the new speed limit.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 2000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.



The expert, Mark Betner from CITGO, will answer your questions

View All



The expert, Rence Oliphant from Hendrickson, will answer your questions

View All