speed limit http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Proposal To Increase Speed Limits Passes http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/proposal-increase-speed-limits-passes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wyoming Senate has given final approval to a bill that will allow people to drive 80 miles per hour legally on certain sections of the state’s highways. &nbsp;Speaker of the House Tom </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lubnau</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said the idea came to him from a constituent who noticed similar laws had been approved in Texas and in Utah.</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:53:00 +0000 Bob Beck 54862 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Proposal To Increase Speed Limits Passes Legislators Consider Higher Speed Limit http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/legislators-consider-higher-speed-limit <p>The Wyoming House of Representatives is considering legislation that would allow drivers to legally travel a little faster on interstate highways.&nbsp; Gillette Republican Tom Lubnau is pushing a bill that would allow state highway officials to increase the speed limit on interstates to 80 miles an hour and says this is currently allowed in some other states.&nbsp;</p><p>He cited a Utah study during floor debate on Friday.</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 00:30:30 +0000 Bob Beck 20109 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Legislators Consider Higher Speed Limit Traffic fatalities down this year http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/traffic-fatalities-down-year <p>The number of fatalities on Wyoming&rsquo;s highways is down six percent compared to this time last year.</p><p>So far, 127 people have died in accidents in Wyoming this year, with four deaths occurring around the Thanksgiving holiday. Wyoming Highway Patrol Lieutenant Troy McLees says those numbers should be even lower, but also thinks winter driving habits in the state are beginning to improve. McLees attributes the decrease in fatalities this year in part to new signs posted along Interstate 80.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 15:24:15 +0000 Kathryn Flagg 16139 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Traffic fatalities down this year