House supports expanding 80 mph speed limits on freeways

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  • California Steve Hanford, CA
    Feb. 7, 2013 2:15 p.m.

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

  • Steve Cottrell Centerville, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 11:01 a.m.

    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.

  • BoomerJeff Saint George, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 4:56 a.m.

    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.

  • Hagothsen Las Vegas, NV
    Feb. 6, 2013 10:03 p.m.

    Slower traffic.. Choose The Right(lane)!

  • alpinecoach kearns, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 6:11 p.m.

    slower traffic keep right!

    thank you

  • Richard Larson Sacramento County(209/916), CA
    Feb. 6, 2013 4:42 p.m.

    (zoom, zoom)

  • EDM Castle Valley, Utah
    Feb. 6, 2013 4:26 p.m.

    "And get me to the church on time!"

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 3:54 p.m.

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

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 3:25 p.m.

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