hearing is scheduled in the Senate Transportation Committee on a
bill that would create a new class of highway with a pre-set speed
limit of 45 mph in California.
California Assembly passed AB872 by a vote of 77-0 on May 12. The
bill would place the speed limit on urban, divided and restricted-access
arterial highways. The state’s DOT or local authorities could increase
the speed limit under the bill if the increase was based on an engineering
study showing the speed would be safe.
to The Los Angeles Times, some examples of the roads that
would be covered under the bill include Westlake Boulevard and Lynn
Road in Thousand Oaks, CA.