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Idaho Eyeing Increased Speed Limits…Truck Limit to Remain Slower


Car drivers may soon be able to zip around Idaho roads more quickly…leaving trucks in their dust.

Idaho Governor Otto signed a bill that would all allow increased speed limits on Idaho’s highways and interstates.

Not everyone in the state favors the bill; the Idaho Transportation Department has not backed the bill.

However, the Idaho Transportation Department did not back the bill.

Idaho legislators have approved an increased a bill that would raise the speed limit from 75 mph to 80 mph and from 65 mph to 70 mph for cars– trucks will still be required to travel 10 mph slower than their 4-wheeled counterparts. (See 49-207 d)

[document url=”http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2014/S1284E2.pdf”]

The Idaho Department of Transportation will now be tasked with conducting surveys to determine which interstates and highways  it’s safe to increase the speed limits. 

Motorists should expect to see increased speed limit sign up this summer.



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