Quinn Raises Speed Limit for Semi-Trucks

Semi-truck drivers will now be allowed to travel just as fast as the rest of us. Governor Quinn raised the speed limit for trucks to 65-miles per hour on four lane highways outside the Chicagoland area.

The law also states clearance lamps only needs to be used by commercial vehicles which means smaller cars don't need them when hauling items like a lawn mower.


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  • by Kelly Location: Mt. Morris on Jul 29, 2011 at 08:39 PM
    So that's why the semi passed me on the left at about 70 and then cut in front of me so he could make his turn off exit. I just thought the guy was crazy driving a semi that fast and cutting me off, had no idea they have the right to drive just as fast as small little ole me in my neon!
  • by Rockfordian Location: Rockford on Jul 29, 2011 at 09:14 AM
    Only 65 MPH? When will IL get 75 MPH like MI, IN, and most other US states for ALL vehicles as the top rural highway speed limit?
  • by Mike Location: dj on Jul 29, 2011 at 07:00 AM
    BRILLIANT idea by the new governor! use more gas, ruin the highways faster, and increase the already high risk for accidents. Which lobby payed you to pass this???
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