Nevada lawmakers are scheduled to review a bill that would allow the state to raise highway speed limits to 85 miles per hour.
Republican Sen. Don Gustavson is sponsoring SB 2 and expects to testify on the bill on Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Transportation.
The bill would allow the state transportation department to raise the maximum speed limit on certain roads to 85 miles per hour. The current maximum speed limit in Nevada tops out at 75 miles per hour primarily on a number of rural interstates.
Gustavson proposed similar legislation in 2013 that passed through the Senate with bipartisan support but never received a floor vote in the Assembly.
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