70 mph speed limit could hit Illinois highways


April 24, 2013 2:38:57 PM PDT
The state senate has approved new legislation increasing the speed limit on interstate highways and tollways to 70 miles per hour.

More than 30 states allow drivers to go between 70 and 75 miles per hour. According to state senator Jim Oberweis, the higher speed will help commerce move faster.

The bill is currently in the house.

If signed, the increase will take effect January 1.