Can't Drive 55? Find Out Where You Can Drive 70 in the State

Most everyone was looking forward to the speed limit increase in Illinois. Check out this map to see all of the Interstates impacted by the increase. Hope this will help your commute!

Can't Drive 55 in Illinois? See details on the speed limit increase here!
Can't Drive 55 in Illinois? See details on the speed limit increase here!
If you're a speed demon you may have been dreaming of the day that Illinois was going to raise or abolish the speed limit on the Interstate highways. So when you found out that you can drive across the beautiful 390 miles of Illinois bliss (north to south) in 5 hours 33 minutes instead of 6 hours you were probably happier than a camel on Wednesday singing the Sammy Hagar classic, "I Can't Drive 55". 

On January 1, 87% of Interstate highways in Illinois saw a speed limit increase to 70 MPH. We're talking 98% of rural interstates in Illinois. The new limit takes effect as soon as new signs are posted. We wanted to make sure that you knew exactly where you can drive 70 in Illinois, check out this infographic and just follow the green lines. 

Click here to see the map!

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Jason January 17, 2014 at 03:04 PM
Thanks for sharing! Honestly though... why don't they bump it up to 85?? I'm just surprised the criminal clowns running this state didn't lower the speed limit and place camera's all over the interstates for more income. I'm going to drive, faster than 70, my A$$ right outta this broke state as soon as I retire! Who's with me!?!?
Bob Laird January 18, 2014 at 12:23 AM
been driving 294 for many years. retiring soon. just going to sit back and read about how many people get splattered by ignorant truckers that think 70 means 85. truckers used to be heroes, what the hell changed?
Mike Fangman January 18, 2014 at 04:13 PM
Bob, truckers aren't entirely at fault. People tend to ignore the fact the 18-wheelers can't stop on a dime.
Bob Laird January 21, 2014 at 11:05 PM
Mike, we know that a lot of "commuters" think that they can make up for having small peni.... whatever, by driving like they're in the Daytona 500. But the truckers are supposed to be professionals. they know that there's boneheads out there. expect it and drive like you know that you can't stop on a freekin dime. If there's snow on the road slow the F@$k down!!


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