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New speed limit likely to be ignored, too

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New speed limit likely to be ignored, too

By Steve Chamraz. CREATED Oct 23, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct 23, 2013

GRAFTON - State lawmakers are pushing hard to raise the speed limit to 70 on most Wisconsin interstates, which prompted Speedbusters to ask how fast will people really be driving?

We set up with the radar gun on the I-43 overpass at Grafton and played pacecar for traffic on the highway.
 
No surprises, either way.
 
Most drivers are already over the proposed 70 mile per hour limit.
 
Changing a law nobody seems to obey comes at a price, by the way. Updating 576 speed limit signs along 1,100 miles of highway will cost $213,000.
 
But that's what appears to be coming down the road, as the senate will take up the change next month and drivers could be ignoring a new speed limit by 2014.
Steve Chamraz

Steve Chamraz

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When he joined TODAY’S TMJ4 in 2011, Steve Chamraz returned to the place where his career began. These days, Steve anchors “Live at 3:00” and “Live at 4:00” and contributes to the TODAY’S TMJ4 I-Team.