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December 30, 2013

Some Illinois Highways See Increases in Speed Limit to 70 mph

The Illinois Department of Transportation released a map which highlights those portions of the Illinois interstate highways with the increased 70 mph speed limit, effective Wednesday, Jan. 1.

June 5, 2013

Wayne State University Seeks Impact of Differential Speed Limits

Years of research have produced mixed views on whether different freeway speed limits for cars and trucks make roads safer, but Wayne State University researchers are taking a comprehensive approach to answering that question for state officials.

May 22, 2013

Illinois Lawmakers Approve Speed Limit Increase, Uncertain if Governor Will Sign

Illinois lawmakers have given final approval to legislation increasing the speed limit along rural interstate sections to 70 mph, but it's not certain whether the governor will sign it into law.

April 2, 2013

Ohio Governor Signs Bill Raising Speed Limit and Road Funding, Higher Truck Weights Dead

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday signed a transportation budget bill that includes higher speed limits and diverting money from the Ohio Turnpike for other road purposes.

February 7, 2013

States Looking At Higher Speed Limits

Following a bold move by Texas last year authorizing speed limits as high as 85 mph along certain roads, more states are jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to puttin’ the hammer down.

February 5, 2013

Utah Lawmakers Move Ahead to Increase Speed Limits

Last week Utah state legislators to steps to expand the areas where 80-mph speed limit zones will be allowed in the future.

December 1, 1996

Speed: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

HDT editors hit the road to report what truckers really face since the lifting of the national speed limit. Some drive, some ride with veteran pros. All tried to run the posted speed...or lower. Here are their personal accounts from across the country.

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