LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- - (via KARK) -- A bill that would allow the state to raise the speed limit passed the House and will now make its way through the Senate.
The bill will allow the Highway Department to set the maximum speed limit at 75 miles per hour on roads like I-49 in rural areas. Currently, the speed limit in those areas is 70 miles per hour.
Representative Deann Vaught said other surrounding states already have the 75 mph speed limit.
"People are already doing it, so let's just make it legal for them to do it," Vaught said.
Vaught hopes the bill will successfully pass the Senate next week.
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