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Bill Allowing 80 MPH Speed Limit Passes Nevada Legislature

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(AP) - A bill allowing Nevada to increase speed limits to 80 mph on some roads has passed the Assembly and now goes to Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Assembly members voted 31-11 to approve SB2 on Tuesday.

The measure would allow the Nevada Department of Transportation to increase highway speed limits up to 80 mph if it chooses.

Existing Nevada law allows a top speed of 75 mph.

Representatives from Nevada's transportation department testified against the bill and said it would work against programs to limit traffic fatalities.