DO YOU HAVE A LEAD FOOT.
YOU COULD SOON CRUISE THE FREEWAY IN IDAHO AT A SPEED
OF 80 MILES AN HOUR.
THE STATE SENATE JUST GAVE THE GREEN LIGHT TO A BILL
THAT COULD INCREASE FREEWAYS SPEEDS.
FROM OUR NORTH IDAHO NEWSROOM TONIGHT.
KXLY4'S KYLEE CRUZ EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT TO MAKE
GOING 80 ON THE FREEWAY, A REALITY IN IDAHO.
idaho could join texas and utah as the only states
to have speed limits of 80 mph or higher.
but not everyone in the gem state has the need for
i think it's too dangerous
i think that's awesome
NATS @ 17
DRIVERS IN IDAHO.
COULD SOON BE STEPPING ON THE GAS, LEGALLY.
NATS @ 18
THAT'S IF A BILL IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE PASSES.
SPEEDS ON FREEWAYS COULD JUMP FROM 75 TO 80.
ON STATE HIGHWAYS.
FROM 65 TO 70 M-P-H.
kylee do you think it's too high? gary oh heck no,
i'm young, i can handle it, i have good reaction time,
step it up to 90
i don't think it's going to change a whole lot, i
think a lot of people are doing 80 anyway so let them
WHILE SOME DRIVERS GIVE THE PROPOSAL THE GREEN LIGHT.
OTHERS WANT TO PUT THE BREAKS ON IT, SAYING IT'S JUST
i don't think it's smart with the terrain around here,
the winter conditions, i think you increase the speed,
you increase the fatalities
you are going to burn more gas, more fuel, more pollution
THE SPEED LIMIT BILL IS MOVING FORWARD - IT PASSED
THE IDAHO SENATE YESTERDAY ON A 30-4 VOTE.
IT STILL HAS TO GET APPROVED BY THE HOUSE.
EVEN IF IT DOES.
DON'T EXPECT SPEED LIMITS TO CHANGE RIGHT AWAY.
ULTIMATELY, THIS BILL GIVES THE IDAHO TRANSPORTATION
DEPARTMENT THE OPTION TO CHANGE THE SPEED LIMITS,
IF THEY DEEM IT SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE.
IN NORTH IDAHO.
NATS @ 23
KYLEE CRUZ, KXLY 4 NEWS