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Montana lawmakers pitch 80, 85 mph on interstates

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Four state lawmakers say they want to raise the daytime speed limit on Montana interstate highways from 75 to 80 and possibly as high as 85 mph.

They're drafting speed-limit bills for next year's legislative session.

State Rep. Mike Miller of Helmville says Utah, Wyoming and Idaho all have raised their speed limits and he hasn't seen any problems yet in those states.

State Rep.-elect Art Wittich of Bozeman says people want to be able to drive faster and should have the freedom to do so.

Montana Highway Patrol Col. Tom Butler tells the Missoulian (http://bit.ly/1vy7Xgu ) he can't comment on the bills until he's seen them. However, he says driving faster reduces reaction time and makes stopping more difficult.

Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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