Bill would end split speed limits in Illinois

| 2/21/2003

An effort is under way in the Illinois General Assembly to eliminate the state’s split speed limit.

HB1186, which was introduced by Rep. Dan Reitz, D-Sparta, would cut provisions in Illinois law that set up a slower speed for vehicles with a gross weight of more than 8,000 pounds. Those vehicles can now travel at 55 mph on the state’s highways, while other vehicles are limited to 65 mph. Under the new bill, all vehicles would face a 65 mph speed limit.