JACKSON, Miss. How would you like to dive 75 mph here in Mississippi and not get a speeding ticket? The state’s transportation leaders are okay with that idea under one condition. “We want to make sure that we are not compromising safety,” said Northern District Commissioner Mike Tagert.
Mississippi house members or okay with it too. They have passed a bill that would give the state’s three highway commissioners the authority to raise speed limits across the state. “To my understanding, this would be for, of course, our interstate system, and then fully controlled access roads on the state system,” explained Tagert.
But even with that, he says if the bill becomes law, each of those roads should be look at individually.
Sixteen other states have raised their speed limits since 1995. The House bill still needs Senate approval.