Bill to increase interstate highway speed limit to 70 in Illinois heading to Gov. Quinn | News
A bill that would increase the speed limit on interstate highways in Illinois to 70 miles an hour is in the hands of Gov. Pat Quinn.
The House approved the measure on Wednesday.
The Illinois Transportation Department is against increasing it from the current 65 MPH limit but the governor’s spokeswoman says he will consider the bill.
Supporters say it’s good for business since motorists sometimes avoid Illinois now because of the 65 MPH limit and it would also help businesses in the state move their goods faster. Interstate highways in Kentucky and Indiana have 70 MPH speed limits.
Those against the bill say studies show increased speeds will mean more accidents, injuries and death.