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Sparks Senator wants state to consider increasing driving speed

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Updated: 3/13/2013 10:19 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KSNV & MyNews3) — A state senator from northern Nevada has a need for speed. He's pushing a bill that would bump speed limits on some Nevada highways to 85 miles per hour.

News 3's Capital Correspondent Mackenzie Warren brings us up to speed on the bill's chances.

The bill, SB191 sponsored by Republican Sen. Don Gustavson of Sparks, Nev., would increase the allowable speed limit to 85 mph from 75 mph.introduced in the Nevada Legislature

The increase speeds would reduce traveling time for motorists through the state's wide open territory.

Existing law gives the Department of Transportation authority to set the speed limit on highways it builds or maintains, such as Interstate 80 that stretches 410-miles across northern Nevada from Utah to the California line.

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