Senate bill would raise turnpike speed limit

Ponca City Now - February 5, 2015 7:32 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Drivers on Oklahoma turnpikes could be able to increase their speed to 80 mph under a bill that’s been introduced in the Senate.

The bill by Oklahoma City Republican Ralph Shortey is scheduled for a hearing Thursday in the Senate Public Safety Committee.

It would increase the maximum allowable speed on Oklahoma turnpikes from 75 to 80 mph.

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority spokesman Jack Damrill says the agency opposes the bill because the turnpikes weren’t designed for drivers to go that fast.


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