65 MPH

It is noted that as of July 1987, 10 of the 48 contiguous states have not changed the 55 mph limit and in 4 others, legislation concerning changes is pending, while 34 states have okayed the higher speed on certain segments of the Interstate Highway system. Tabulated data are presented on designated 65 mph Interstates with urban exceptions. Maps are also included showing the Interstate highways and their legal speed limits. In general, Western states have okayed the 65 mph limit. East of Missippi, most of the Eastern Seaboard states have not raised the speed limit. It is pointed out that if it is not posted for 65 mph, the speed limit is not 65 mph. Like many other states California is planning to keep a surveillance on the 65 mph segments, and record the behavior of traffic. Depending on the study results, additional segments of the Interstates will be raised to 65 mph.

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    Fancy Publications Incorporated

    P.O. Box 6050
    Mission Viejo, CA  United States  92690
  • Authors:
    • Downie, D
    • Downie, J
  • Publication Date: 1987-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 26
  • Serial:
    • Road Rider
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Fancy Publications Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0035-7243

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00490312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-040 319
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1990 12:00AM