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Florida Senate OKs 75 MPH Speed Limits

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) —  Florida highway speed limits could be raised to 75 miles per hour under a bill passed by the Senate.

The Senate voted 27-11 on Thursday to pass the bill, despite concerns by some that it would make roads more dangerous.

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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