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House votes to raise speed limit to 75

By Dave Thompson

Bismarck, ND – The state House has decided that motorists should be able to drive 75 on the state's interstate highways.

The current speed limit is 70.

Hurdsfield Representative Robin Weisz says the interstate system was designed for high speeds -- and cars and trucks are getting safer all the time.

"A lot of us probably weren't driving in '69 or '70, when we had a 75 mph speed limit," said Weisz. "Our vehicles today are safer at 100 mph than they were at 75."

The speed limit provision was added to a bill that makes a first time arrest for driving under the influence at point-oh-eight to point-one-one an infraction -- that DOESN'T include a license suspension.
The measure will now be considered in the Senate.