“Highways are safer when traffic is flowing at the same speed,” he said in a statement.
The speed demons on the Journal Sentinel editorial board have already endorsed the bump to 70, which could yet run into opponents in the state Senate. Wisconsin is one of only a handful of state with an m.p.h. ceiling still set at 65. Tittl contends that drivers are already going about 70, and “traffic safety engineers say the safest place to set the speed limit is the point at which 85 percent of the people are driving at or below.”
This isn’t Tittl’s first rodeo. His 2013 bill to increase the limit died in the Senate.
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