Split speed limits proposed again in New Jersey

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On her first day in office, a New Jersey assemblywoman introduced a bill that would make split speed limits law – an idea that has died twice before in the Legislature.

Marcia Karrow introduced a bill Jan. 10 that would decrease speed limits only for trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds and hazmat haulers. The speed limit for other vehicles would remain at 65 mph.

Her predecessor, fellow Republican Connie Myers, introduced identical bills in 2002 and 2004. The Garden State’s Legislature voted in 1997 to increase the speed limit to 65 mph.

The assembly referred A1791 to its transportation and public works committee. More information on the bill is available at www.njleg.state.nj.us.