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Faster Speed Limits Could be on the Horizon

The Florida Senate is ready for a vote on a bill that could lead to a 75 mph speed limit on sections of I95 and other highways. 

Safety advocates say that if it passes, there could be more crashes, injuries and deaths. The bill's supporters say people are already driving that fast and the speed limit should reflect reality, and would actually be safer. 

The bill wouldn't actually set the speed limit, but would allow the state Department of Transportation to raise speed limits by 5 mph over the current limits, so this would not affect the majority of Palm Beach County, but areas to the north that are less busy. 

The measure still has one more committee stop in the House.

 

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