COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

If you feel the need for speed, you could soon be cruising the freeways in Idaho at 80 miles an hour, after the state senate has green lit a bill that could increase freeway speeds.

Idaho could join Texas and Utah as the only states to have speed limits of 80 mph or higher. If the bill passes the state legislature, freeway speeds would jump from 75 to 80 while state highway speeds would go from 65 to 70 mph.

Some drivers are giving the legislation a green light.

"I'm young, I can handle it, I have good reaction time, step it up to 90," Gary Hopkins said.

"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 do it," Justin Goldthorpe said.

Other drivers, however, want to put the brakes on the legislation.

"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," Aaron Smith said.

"You are going to burn more gas, more fuel, more pollution," Mic Horrocks said.

The speed limit bill passed the Idaho Senate Tuesday in a 30-4 vote and now moves to the House for action.

Even if it's approved, don't expect speed limits to change as, ultimately, all this bill does is gives the Idaho Transportation Department the option to change the speed limits, if they deem it safe and responsible.