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Wyoming Considers 80 MPH Speeds

February 20, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments
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A bill to increase the speed limit on some Wyoming highways to 80 miles per hour is not expected to speed through the legislature to passage now that it has been submitted for debate.  Proponents argue that the new limit would save time, and those states that have already introduced the higher speed have seen crashes and fatalities actually fall on the portions of highway where the speed was increased.  However, Colonel John Butler, the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s chief says he has reservations.  Still, he says, before the highway department raises the limit, they will study the portions of highway under consideration carefully in cooperation with the highway patrol.

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