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80 mph speed limit coming for Wyoming

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Drivers will soon get to zip through the Cowboy State at even faster speeds.

The Wyoming Legislature is close to passing House Bill 12. That allows for an 80 mile per hour speed limit on interstate highways. The current limit is 75.

Lawmakers and road officials recognize drivers would welcome the change, but law enforcement leaders worry about the increased risk of danger.

"You're traveling that much more distance before you actually react to a danger that you see in front of you. You're going by dangers on the highway at a much greater speed, such as workers on the highway, troopers on the highway," said Captain Carl Clements with the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

The House already passed the bill and the Senate approved it a second time Monday. One more vote in favor and the bill goes to the governor's desk.

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