This new law raises the daytime truck speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph on interstate highways.

Here are pieces of what is now law.

NOTE: some points seem confusing to us and borderline contradictory.

WATCH FOR NEW SPEED SIGNS ALL OVER THE PLACE IN THE COMING MONTHS!!!!

  • (Normal cars are allowed to go up to 65 mph on NON-interstate highways and up to 80 mph on interstate highways.)
  • The new law will raise the speed limit for trucks on interstate highways from 65 mph to 70 mph, 24 hours per day.
  • Truck speed limits on all non-interstate highways will be set at 65 mph, 24 hours per day.
  • Many states, not just Montana, have signed bills or are in the process of increasing truck speed limits in the last year.
  • On state highways, the limit is 60 mph during the day and just 55 mph at night
  • Truck speed limits on all non-interstate highways will 65 mph, 24 hours a day

According to Rep. Joshua Kassmier, R-Fort Benton:

"Speed limits should be set to keep traffic flowing freely. Currently trucks are set at 10 mph below the rest of traffic, which causes congestion on our highways,

It is my belief that allowing traffic to flow more freely is in the best interest of everyone’s safety."

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