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Speed limit bill awaits Governor's signature

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A bill that would raise the speed limit on some Florida highways is now on Governor Rick Scott's desk.

The speed limit would increase from 70 to 75 mph under a bill the House narrowly passed Wednesday. The Florida House voted 58-56 to pass the bill, despite several lawmakers who said it would cause more deaths.

The bill (SB 392) would not raise speed limits automatically. It would allow the Department of Transportation to increase them when it sees fit.

The department could also raise the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on rural, four-lane divided highways and up to 65 mph on other roads.

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