New California bill could eliminate speed limit

A new bill proposed by a Southern California senator could eliminate the speed limit on lanes of Interstate 5 and State Route 99.

Senator John Moorlach of Orange County introduced the bill Feb. 15. It proposes the construction of two additional northbound and southbound lanes to I-5 and State Route 99, and would allow drivers on those two lanes to drive faster than the current state speed limit of 70 miles-per-hour.

The new bill would also allocate funds from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to the Department of Transportation to reduce greenhouse gases produced from the construction of the two additional lanes.

The bill must pass with majority votes in the State Senate.

Read Bill No. 319 here.
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