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Speed Limit Bill Goes to Fla. Governor Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Speed limits on Florida highways could be raised to 75 miles per hour under a bill that's going to Gov. Rick Scott.

The Florida House voted 58-56 on Wednesday to pass the bill, despite several lawmakers who said it would cause more deaths. That includes Democratic Rep. Irv Slosberg, whose daughter was killed in a car accident where speed was a factor.

The measure would allow the Department of Transportation to raise the speed limit on interstate and limited access highways from 70 to 75 miles per hour, from 65 to 70 miles per hour on rural, four-lane divided highways and up to 65 miles per hour on other roads. It does not automatically raise the speed limits.


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