Comments about ‘House supports expanding 80 mph speed limits on freeways’

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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6 2013 3:10 p.m. MST

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Yeeah!!! This is good news and good safety policy.

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Salt Lake City, UT

Yes...bump it to 120! Freedom is freedom

Castle Valley, Utah

"And get me to the church on time!"

Richard Larson
Sacramento County(209/916), CA

(zoom, zoom)

kearns, UT

slower traffic keep right!

thank you

Las Vegas, NV

Slower traffic.. Choose The Right(lane)!

Saint George, UT

As someone who lives in St. George and travels to Salt Lake once or twice a month, the higher speeds are greatly appreciated. Thank you House, and I hope the Senate will follow.

Steve Cottrell
Centerville, UT

A simple calculation is in order. It's about 200 miles from Nephi to St. George. If one travels that 200 miles at 80 mph, it takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. If one travels that 200 miles at 75 mph, it takes 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Apparently some legislators and some of those making comments here think there will be a significant time savings. Ten minutes is not a significant time savings. Keep the speed limit at 75 and leave 10 minutes earlier.

By the way, the time savings is even less in those other proposed shorter stretches of road being proposed for the 80 mph speed limit. These changes are total nonsense, we should just enforce the existing speed limits.

California Steve
Hanford, CA

Heck, people here in California drive 80 MPH(or faster)no matter what the posted speed limit is.

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