SPECIAL REPORT: Ohio lawmaker introduces uniform speed bill

| 5/19/2003

Legislation has been introduced in the Ohio General Assembly to rid the state of split speed limits.

HB186, introduced by Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ashland, would eliminate provisions in Ohio law that set up a slower speed for vehicles with a gross weight of more than 8,000 pounds.

Currently, those vehicles are required to travel 55 mph - 10 mph below the 65 mph limit for other vehicles. Under the new bill, all vehicles would have a 65 mph speed limit. Highways in urban areas would remain at 55 mph for big rigs.

The measure has yet to be sent to a committee.