Several States Hike Speed Limits

The West is big, folks


Gentlemen, ladies and kids with driver's licenses: Start your engines. Five state legislatures voted this year to raise speed limits on some divided highways in their states.

They're following the lead of Texas, which last year  bumped the speed limit on one stretch to 85 mph, the highest in the nation.

Ohio and Utah are going full speed ahead with implementing their higher  limits. Maine and Illinois officials are studying when — and whether — to raise their newly approved speeds, while New Hampshire's new law takes effect in January.