Blagojevich Vetoes Higher Speed Limits for Trucks

By: Springfield, IL - AP
By: Springfield, IL - AP

Blagojevich vetoed a bill that would have increased speed limits for large trucks to 65 miles per hour on rural interstate highways.

The Democrat killed a similar bill that the General Assembly sent him last year. Blagojevich fears that faster trucks will mean bloodier accidents because the force of impact is stronger the faster a truck goes.

Truckers say it's actually safer because all vehicles are traveling at the same speed. They argue they need uniform speeds like 40 other states have to help business.

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