Speed Limits

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July 23, 2014

Section of Pennsylvania Turnpike Gets Higher Speed Limit

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on Wednesday placed a 70 mph speed limit on a 100-mile stretch of toll road in the south-central part of the state, up from 65 mph.

July 14, 2014

Idaho Speed Limits Moving Higher Following Delay

Following a review of engineering and traffic safety reports, the Idaho Transportation Board approved a plan on Friday to increase the speed limit on selected rural sections of interstates in southern and eastern Idaho in early August.

June 27, 2014

80-mph Speed Limit Coming to Nearly 500 Miles of Wyoming Roadways

Truck drivers and car drivers, along with anyone in between, will soon be able to legally drive up to 80 mph on 488 miles of rural interstate highway in Wyoming.

June 24, 2014

Some Idaho Speed Limits Moving Higher on July 1

Drivers in Idaho will see the first change to interstate speed limits in nearly two decades beginning July 1 with an increase on most rural stretches of interstate across Southern Idaho, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

May 28, 2014

Maine Speed Limits Moving Higher, Minnesota Studying Higher Limits

Speed limits along some Interstate routes in Maine as well as one non-Interstate route are increasing, some immediately. The move by the state transportation department follows a study of crash numbers and speeds it claims most people are already driving.

March 31, 2014

Idaho’s Top Speed Limit Poised to Hit 80 MPH, Truck Limit Slower

Legislation signed into law by Gov. Butch Otter allows an increase of up to 80 mph along interstate routes and 70 mph along state highways, but trucks would continue to be limited up to 10 mph slow

March 18, 2014

Wyoming Speed Limits to Move Higher

Wyoming will soon join an elite club of states with speed limits of 80 mph or greater -- but drivers shouldn't hit the accelerator just yet.

February 6, 2014

Illinois Trucking Association Asks IDOT to Reduce Speed Limits

The Illinois Trucking Association is calling on the Illinois Department of Transportation to reduce speed limits for automobiles in the state where the department has created a 15 mph differential between car speed limits and truck speed limits.

January 2, 2014

70 MPH Speed Limit Taking Effect in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway have announced the locations where Interstate speed limits will increase from 65 to 70 miles-per-hour following a new law that took effect the first of 2014.

October 15, 2013

Survey Shows Carriers Focused on Safety, Shippers Indifferent to CSA Scores

In the third quarter Transport Capital Partners' trucking industry survey, shippers are still largely unconcerned by carrier CSA scores, the use of e-logs continues to grow, and truck speeds are controlled.

October 14, 2013

Legislation Expected Increasing Pennsylvania Speed Limit to 70

There is a move to get Pennsylvania to join th majority of states when it comes to having higher speed limits.

September 17, 2013

Utah Hiking Speed Limit to 80 This Week

Utah’s Transportation Department has just completed speed studies on several rural freeway sections and crews installed new 80 mph speed limit signs earlier this week.

August 20, 2013

Wisconsin, New Jersey May Consider Higher Speed Limits

More states, including Wisconsin and New Jersey, may be following the lead of Illinois Gov. Pat Quin who signed legislation Monday increasing the state’s top speed limit to 70 mph.

August 19, 2013

Illinois Top Speed Limit to Increase to 70

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed legislation increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on rural four-lane highways and to lower the limit by five mph for excessive speeding, effective January 1, 2014.

July 22, 2013

States Setting Higher Speed Limits

Five state legislatures voted this year to raise speed limits on some divided highways in their states. They’re following the lead of Texas, which last year bumped the speed limit on one stretch to 85 mph, the highest in the nation.

July 1, 2013

Ohio Ups Speed Limit to 70 Along Some Interstate Sections

Legislation signed into law earlier this year in Ohio pushes the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph along rural portions of interstate routes for both trucks and four-wheelers.

May 8, 2013

Maine Lawmakers Pass Speed Limit Increase, East-West Highway Likely Dead

Lawmakers in Maine have given final passage to a bill allowing speed limits to increase along Maine’s interstates, but are moving to pull the plug on a study to determine the feasibility of an east-west highway.

April 5, 2013

Some Utah Speed Limits Likely to Move Higher

Speed limits along some Utah interstates could move higher for both trucks and four-wheelers as soon as later this spring due to legislation signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert. It expands the area along I-15 where 80 mph is permitted.

February 27, 2013

Nevada Mulls Higher Speed Limits

Legislation introduced this week in Nevada could result in speed limits of as much as 85 mph on some Interstate roadways.

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.

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