Rep. Mike Kelley wants to raise the maximum speed limit to 75 mph in rural parts of the state. The state’s current limit is 70 mph.
The law states that counties in more urban areas have the choice to opt out altogether, or pick and choose which highways to let vehicles go faster.
It’s won’t be long before Illinois drivers will be able to get where they’re going a little faster.
The speed limit in Wisconsin is 65, but it’s 70 in all other states adjacent to Illinois.
The Illinois Senate approved a measure 41-6 last week raising the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph. The bill awaits a House vote.
Changing advisory speeds caution motorists of slowed traffic ahead.
Traditional signs will set enforceable speed limit at 60 mph
SPRINGFIELD, Il. (Illinois Radio Network) A new law that takes effect this week makes it impossible for excessive speeders to escape punishment.