- Associated Press - Thursday, March 12, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas highway officials say they’ll soon let big trucks rev up to 70 mph on rural-area interstates.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1MvqwbQ ) reports that since 1996, trucks traveling in Arkansas have been limited to 65 mph on those sections, while other vehicles could travel up to 70 mph.

The Arkansas Highway Commission on Wednesday adopted an order eliminating the different speeds. The order says research has shown different speeds don’t promote efficient traffic flow.

State highway personnel will start next week removing the signs displaying the different speeds. All vehicles will have a 70 mph speed limit on the rural-area highways once the signs are removed.

All vehicles have a speed limit of 65 mph on suburban interstates and a speed limit of 60 mph on urban interstates.



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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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