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Interstate Speed Limits Will Get A Boost To 70 mph In Parts Of Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The speed limit on rural portions of
Kentucky interstate highways and parkways will soon increase to 70
miles-per-hour.
Governor Fletcher signed a bill, changing the speed limit, into
law today. The higher speed limit won't kick in until after
engineering studies are completed to determine which stretches of
highway will have to remain at 65 miles-per-hour.
The governor says that data from other states and the conditions
for implementation give him confidence that there will be no
sacrifice of safety.
State Senator Brett Guthrie says the proposal to increase the
speed limit was studied carefully. Guthrie is chairman of the
Senate Transportation Committee.

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