State Moves Towards Increasing Highway Speed Limits
Published November 12th, 2013
GAINESVILLE- State legislators have filed paperwork to increase the speed limits on highways by five miles an hour.
Drivers we spoke to today are split on whether or not a higher speed limit would increase traffic or fatalities.
The new state bill filed Tuesday will potentially increase the maximum speed limit on interstates and limited access highways to 75 mph.
The bill also may increase the speed limit on 4 lane highways outside of urban areas from 65 to 70 mph.
Florida driver, David Kelsey says he's not a fan of the bill, "because there's no need to go any faster, you've got people elderly people driving on that road. They can't handle.. Now i'm 71. Now you want people to go faster on that road with those RVs?"
The bill is sponsored by Republican State Senator Jeff Brandes of St. Petersburg and Democratic State Senator Jeff Clemens from Lake Worth.
If passed the changes will be made only where the State Department of Transportation deems safe and advisable.
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