introduced in the Nebraska Senate seek safer highways.
Sen. Jim Jones
of Eddyville has introduced a bill to lower the speed limit for
all I-80 travelers. LB401 would reduce the current 75-mph speed
limit to 70 mph on I-80 east of U.S. Highway 81 to the Douglas-Sarpy
The bill resulted
from a rise in traffic volume and fatalities along I-80 in eastern
Nebraska, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. The newspaper
reported that last year was the deadliest ever along I-80, with
more than 50 fatalities, far exceeding the record of 37 in 1996.
Sen. Ed Schrock introduced a bill (LB502) that would double fines
for speeding on the interstate. Both bills have been referred
to the Senate Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.