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