The Wyoming State Legislature has a lot of important pieces of legislation to consider in this session.  One of the more interesting is a proposal that would raise the speed limit on rural stretches of Interstates 80 and 25 to 80 MPH from the existing 75.

The proposal, sponsored by Republican House Majority Floor Leader Tom Lubnau, of Gillette has already passed out of committee on a unanimous 8 to nothing vote. The legislation would empower WYDOT to designate stretches of Wyoming Intertates as  80 MPH zones.

The House Committe on Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs appears to think it’s a solid idea and passed it out of committee on Tuesday.

According to a representative of the Highway Patrol, which, of course is under the auspices of WYDOT reports that the majority of citations for speeding on Wyoming’s Interstates is for speeds of 70 to 80 miles per hour.

Now, the bill does not REQUIRE the increase in legal speed, it only authorizes WYDOT to make the change if they see fit.

However, one factor to consider is the expenses incurred in changing speed limit signs on selected stretches of the Interstates.

So, please let us know what you think. Vote now.


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