TALLAHASSEE, Florida --A bill to raise the speed limit in the state of Florida has passed the Senate Committee on Transportation.

10 Investigates first told you about senators Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) and Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) bill (SB 392) that would raise the maximum allowable speed to 75 miles per hour on certain state roads and interstates.

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The committee passed the bill 6-1 Thursday.

"I believe that speed limits matched to road conditions and motorist behavior will restore respect for the law and increase compliance, which is a viewpoint shared by 16 other states and consumer safety groups," stated Senator Brandes. "This bill calls for traffic safety engineers rather than politicians to set speed limits."

Right now, the law allows for a maximum of 70 miles per hour for interstates, 65 miles per hour for highways with a divided median, and 60 miles per hour for other roadways.

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