Speed Limit Increases Today

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The speed limit will now be 70 on all Kentucky interstates except in Lexington, Louisville and Northern Kentucky.

Road crews in the Lexington area made the switch on road signs just after six this morning.

Statewide, 496 speed limit signs have to be changed. Most will just have a new sticker to cover the old speed limit.


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  • by Jeff Location: Lexington on Jul 11, 2007 at 10:10 AM
    Hey maggie from Laurel...I'd rather choose WISELY versus WISLEY, but you make a good point. People need to plan better instead of driving faster. Just because your car can go faster than the POSTED SPEED LIMIT doesn't mean you should even if you are late. That little bit of lateness may save your life.
  • by maggie Location: Laurel on Jul 10, 2007 at 03:33 PM
    WOW lets say we allow everybody to go faster and drive crazier!! NOT. Thats not what we want when we are on the interstat tryin to get from point A to point B. takin a chance on gettin killed because speed limit is raised and everybody drives faster. 5 MPH can make a BIG difference in life or death. CHOOSE WISLEY.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2007 at 03:15 PM
    why up the speed limit past 65 most drive 85 anyway, now they will move up to 90
  • by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2007 at 10:52 AM
    For all of the nay-sayers out there.. How does the speed limit going from 65 to 70 really make that big of a difference; it's 5 mph... Also, Brandi is right; most of the drivers go faster than that anyway.
  • by Jeremy Location: Richmond on Jul 10, 2007 at 09:47 AM
    I think it will make the interstate run more smoothly. It's nice to get where your going a little faster and no matter if the new speed limit is 80 MPH your always going to have accidents because accidents happen. Some people can't drive but I don't think the overall outcome of road relative deaths will increase with the speed limit.
  • by David Location: East Ky on Jul 10, 2007 at 08:51 AM
    To Brandi-Just because people do it doesn't make it right. They should all (including policemen) be cited aand fined. To Speedracer-Good point Iv'e often wondered about that myself. What changed? Let's go bact to a nationwide 55 and enforce it this time. The life we save may be our own.
  • by Retired Cop Location: Eastern Ky on Jul 10, 2007 at 08:38 AM
    The 70 mph limit would be OK if it were enforced and drivers held strictly to it. Most drivers unfortuneately think it's fine to go 10 or 15 mph over the limit. Even more unfortuneately most troopers seem to think it's O. K. too. Our State Police appear to have little interest in traffic enforcement. Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement has less than half the personnel of the K.S.P. but I see them making many more traffic stops.
  • by SPEEDRACER Location: FRANKFORT on Jul 10, 2007 at 07:47 AM
    NOW LET ME GET THIS RIGHT, THEY LOWERED SPEED LIMITS YEARS AGO TO PRESERVE GAS, ACCIDENTS, ETC NOW GAS IS HIGHER, ACCIDENT RATE IS HIGHER, FATALITIES ARE HIGHER, BUT THE SPEED LIMIT IS GOING HIGHER. HMMM SOMETHING FISHY HERE?
  • by Bobby Location: Lex on Jul 10, 2007 at 07:33 AM
    Oh Boy...Wear your seat belt and go as fast as you can. Our Govenor has decided heathe and safety isn't real that important after all..HAHAHAHAHA
  • by TC Location: Berea on Jul 10, 2007 at 06:58 AM
    I agree with Anon. Almost every day in the news there is a story of someone getting badly injured or killed on the interstate. Between Berea and the Tennessee line is especially dangerous where most of the highway is still just two lane (each way) and little or no barrier between the north and southbound side. It just happened again last night. What a great idea to raise the speed limit to 70MPH on an already deadly & dangerous part of the highway!
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