Va. Senate, House move bills raising
speed limit on some roads
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell scored a legislative victory Tuesday as identical bills raising the speed limit on some rural roads from 65 to 70 mph emerged from both the House of Delegates and the state Senate.
McDonnell called for the increase during his campaign for governor and asked the legislature to approve it this year during his first address to a joint session last month. He called the approvals "an important early step" in the goal of improving Virginia's traffic-clogged roads, arguing that raising the limit would speed drivers to their destinations. The bills each would raise the speed limit on U.S. Route 29, U.S. Route 58, U.S. Route 360, U.S. Route 460, and on U.S. Route 17, where they are limited-access highways.
-- Rosalind Helderman
Washington Post Editors
February 2, 2010; 3:36 PM ET
Categories: Congestion , Driving , highways
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