Higher Speed Limits Being Considered for Interstates

January 27, 2014 15:04 pm

by Tim Darnell · 6 comments

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.

peachpundit (@peachpundit) January 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm

New post: Higher Speed Limits Being Considered for Interstates http://t.co/4f30CPFIyi #gapol

Tim Darnell (@TimDarnellATL) January 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Higher speed limits on #Georgia interstates. Good idea or bad? http://t.co/4cpdnndvk2 @GAassemblytweet @GADeptofTrans #gapol

drjay January 27, 2014 at 3:28 pm

how about raising it 80 on the god awful stretches of i-16 with nothing but cow pastures and miles and miles of open road between exits…

Lea Thrace January 27, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Ah. A fellow low country traveler who understands the hell of I-16. From your lips to Legislators ears!

Stefan January 27, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Or repave the right lane.

@jbshootforme January 27, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Let’s also Autobahn the rest. RT @peachpundit: New post: Higher Speed Limits Being Considered for Interstates http://t.co/5XTHeXuIiD #gapol

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