The Georgia DOT has asked lawmakers to pass a bill giving them the authority to raise speed limits on urban-area interstates to 70 miles an hour.
All News 106.7 is reporting that quotes DOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale as saying, “That doesn’t mean that we will. That doesn’t mean that we will do that everywhere. It just means we’ll have that option should we see that it’s a safe option for commuters as well as a smart option.”
Dales says the DOT is hoping the General Assembly will pass a bill this session, but adds more study is needed before any speed limits are increased.