The New Jersey Department of Transportation has recommended higher speed limits for 124 miles of roads.

A 1998 law raised speed limits provisionally to 65 mph on some highways, and ordered the DOT to study the effects on safety. The three-year study found no noticeable increase in traffic fatalities on those roads, so the DOT recommended that they stay in place and that more roads be added to the list. It will go into effect in 60 days, unless the State Legislature passes a resolution rejecting it.
The new recommendations will make for a total of some 600 miles, or 75 percent of the state's limited-access highways, with a 65-mph limit.
The study found that on state highways where the higher limits were in place, actual travel speeds had increased only 1 mph. The greatest increase in average speeds was on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway at 3 to 4 mph.