85 mph speed limit bill dies in Nevada Assembly

2013-05-28T02:00:00Z 85 mph speed limit bill dies in Nevada Assembly Elko Daily Free Press
May 28, 2013 2:00 am

CARSON CITY AP) — A bill authorizing speed limits of up to 85 mph on some Nevada highways has died in the Legislature.

SB191 passed the Senate and was endorsed by the Assembly Transportation Committee.

But the bill languished on the desk of the clerk in the Assembly and died when no action was taken on it by Friday’s deadline.

Existing law gives the Department of Transportation authority to set the speed limit on highways it builds or maintains, such as Interstate 80 that stretches 410 miles across northern Nevada from Utah to the California line.

The current speed limit is 75 mph. The bill would have allowed NDOT to up the speed limit to 85 mph if it determined it could be done safely.

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  1. SoggyDawg
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    SoggyDawg - May 28, 2013 7:02 am
    Thank God, people are all ready doing that, we need the revenue! $$$$
  2. Cubs Fan
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    Cubs Fan - May 28, 2013 6:33 am
    Shocking. I guess they're just far too busy working on ways to erode our gun rights.
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