With the state's permission, Sullivan County in northeastern
Tennessee is dropping the speed limit for trucks on Interstates 81 and 26 from
70 mph to 55 mph.
Additionally, the speed limit for four-wheelers will go from
70 mph to 65 mph.
According to The
Associated Press, the county - which is located in the extreme northeastern
corner of the state - is reducing the speeds in an attempt to comply with EPA
guidelines on ozone levels.