Monday, August 25, 2014

The U.S.'s Fastest and Slowest States For Speed Limit

It's been 40 years since President Nixon signed the law setting the maximum national speed limit at 55 m.p.h.
and 20 years since it was repealed. In those two decades, many states have raised the upper limit to 70, while some even so high as 80.

So which states have the highest average top speed limit? The Governors Highway Safety Association compiled speed limits across the country. Here's how our state, and all 49 others, ranked.

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