The Senate accelerated a push for a uniform speed limit in Ohio by approving an increase in the speed limit for truckers on Ohio’s interstates from 55 to 65 miles an hour.
The speed increase is part of the state transportation budget the Senate approved Wednesday by a 22-9 margin. The House already approved its version of the budget, which now is expected to go to a House/Senate conference committee to iron out differences.
The surprise move by Senate Republicans means truck drivers could soon be going the same speed as cars. Only the Ohio Turnpike currently allows truckers as well as cars to travel 65 mph.
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