A bill that would increase the speed limit for all vehicles
on interstates and four-lane highways throughout Kentucky failed to gain final
passage before state lawmakers adjourned for the year April 13.
proposal remained in a House-Senate conference committee.
Senate had voted in favor of a proposal that would increase the speed limit for
all vehicles on interstates and four-lane highways throughout the state, The
lawmakers voted 31-3 March 26 to approve the bill with amendments added by the
chamber’s Transportation Committee. It was sent back to the House, whose
original version of the bill – HB365 – dealt only with recreational vehicle
length and weight limits.
and Senate lawmakers met to come up with a compromise for the bill but failed
to reach an agreement before the curtain closed on the year’s legislative
amended version would set the speed limit on interstates and parkways at 70
mph, up from 65 mph. Speeds on four-lane state highways would climb from 60 mph
to 65 mph. Senators rejected another amendment offered by the committee to
increase speeds on two-lane highways from 55 mph to 60 mph.