Soon You Might Be Able to Drive Faster in 16 States

Published: Feb 15, 2014
Land Line Magazine’s state legislative editor Keith Goble summarizes efforts across the U.S. to increase speed limits on highways. Currently, 16 states are working on such proposals.

Among them, Florida and Georgia are considering upping speed limits from 65 mph to 70 mph. The former will seek DOT approval first, while the latter will look into traffic studies before making its decision final. Other states, such as Wyoming and Utah can go as high as 80 mph, but for Wyoming the change would only apply to truckers. Regular vehicles can expect to see 75 mph speed limits after evaluation of the state’s highways. New York, Mississippi and Missouri are also working on proposals allowing all vehicles to drive as high as 75 mph within state lines.

A growing trend among state lawmakers seem to be an increased reliance on the opinion of experts from transportation departments.

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Victor Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving two combat tours. As president of Lance Surety, he now focuses on educating and assisting small businesses throughout the country with various license and bond requirements. Victor graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.