Nevada Mulls Higher Speed Limits

February 27, 2013

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

The measure in the State Senate would allow the state Department of Transportation to increase speed limits from 75 mph along rural sections it determines it would be safe.

State Sen. Don Gustavson reportedly has 16 of the 21 senators signed on as co-sponsors of the bill. Gov. Brian Sandoval has not taken a public position on the matter and the state DOT is said to be neutral.

The bill would also allow the state DOT to continue to have authority to set lower speed limits for commercial vehicles, a power it currently has, but has not used.

It now awaits action in the Senate’s Committee on Transportation.



  1. 1. Sam Hill [ February 27, 2013 @ 01:06AM ]

    Problem is most companies govern their trucks @ 70 or less. The disparity in speeds will cause some deadly crashes. To say nothing about increased fuel consumption.

  2. 2. Rich Kruml [ February 27, 2013 @ 10:23AM ]

    I remember when Nevada had no speed limit except when you hit the city limit.
    That was before the interstate was even completed.
    Wide divided for lanes, flat zero scenery land, there needs to be no limit,
    All speed limits do is put drivers to sleep. Go for it Nevada.
    One way to look at it is if something happens would you rather be a paraplegic or dead? The latter would be the better choice.

  3. 3. Wcous2 [ May 26, 2013 @ 09:14PM ]

    Keep those body shops busy and insurance companys rich.


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