The North Dakota Senate
has rejected legislation creating higher speed fines and
a 75 mph interstate speed limit.
Senators voted 25-22
April 1 to defeat the measure. HB1047 is headed back to
the House for consideration.
The 75 mph legislation
would impose a $3 fine for every mile per hour a driver
is over the speed limit. Once a driver reaches 10 mph over
the limit, the per-mile fine is bumped to $5.
Supporters of the
5-mph speed increase argue that the highways were originally
designed for that speed, and that vehicles now have many
more safety features.