Detoured 75 mph NC bill revived as study - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Detoured 75 mph NC bill revived as study

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An effort that was detoured in the House to raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads to 75 mph may be restarted in the form of a study.
    
A divided House Transportation Committee voted Tuesday in favor of directing the Department of Transportation to study raising the current 70 mph maximum speed limit on some interstates and limited-access highways. The bill would direct DOT to develop a pilot for up to four roads but first report to a legislative oversight committee by January about their plans.
    
The Senate passed a bill giving DOT the green light to raise limits where it made sense. The bill returned to committee last week after several legislators opposed the idea in floor debate, worried it would lead to more traffic deaths.

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