on AB872, a bill in California that would create a new class of
highway with a pre-set speed limit of 45 mph, has been postponed
to July 8, according to information on the General Assembly’s
is now in the Senate Transportation Committee. The California
Assembly passed AB872 by a vote of 77-0 on May 12.
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. According
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.
hearing has been postponed twice, first on June 24, then on June