' rel='shortcut icon'/>

Amber Alert

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Kentucky to get boost in speed limit

Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher has signed a bill into law that allows for higher speed limits on rural interstates and parkways in the state.

The new law, previously SB83, calls for the speed limit for all vehicles to be increased to 70 mph – up from the current 65 mph. Speed limits on the state’s urban interstates will not change.

“The time has come to increase the speed limit on Kentucky’s interstates and parkways,” Fletcher said in a written statement after the bill signing. “Data from other states and conditions for implementation in this legislation give me confidence that 70 miles per hour will not mean a loss of highway safety.”