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55 Mph Speed Limit Controversy #262366

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 05, 1979
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(Studio) Senator's introduction of legislature to allow states to set own speed limits, rather than requiring 55 miles per hour limit, noted. Indications that many motorists want higher limit reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Cheyenne, Wyoming) Wyoming senate's passage of bill lifting speed limit to 65 mph and results of move in other West states detailed. [Wyoming state senate Cal TAGGART - states reasons for interest in repealing 55 miles per hour limit.] Reasons for particular interest in West states for higher speed limit given. [Trucker Jim SHELTON - comments.] [Brick mason Roger McWHORTER - comments.] Trans. Department's warning to Wyoming Governor Ed Herschler that state will lose fed. highway funds if 55 miles per hour limit is repealed stated. [Wyoming House speaker Warren MORTON - comments.] Increase in speeding convictions in Wyoming since 55 mph limit began in 1974 noted.

Dow, David;
Mudd, Roger

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