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Truck Speed Limit Going Up On Interstates

Truckers will soon be allowed to drive a bit faster on Illinois interstates. The speed limit is going up from 55-to-60-miles-an-hour starting January 1st, but State Rep Monique Davis doesn't like the idea.

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Governor Quinn vetoed the proposal back in August claiming increased truck speeds will lead to more vehicle crashes that result in death. He noted several accidents in a construction zone involving semis on I-55 near Channahon. Six people died in two separate crashes on July 21st. But lawmakers disagree with Quinn and think drivers will be safe if the speed limit goes up. Both the House and Senate have voted to override the veto.

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