Norman Senator Suggests Raising Speed Limit On Turner Turnpike - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS

Norman Senator Suggests Raising Speed Limit On Turner Turnpike

Posted: Updated:
The OTA says the roadway wasn't designed for a higher speed limit and cars traveling 80 might not have time to slow down if they encounter a slower moving car. The OTA says the roadway wasn't designed for a higher speed limit and cars traveling 80 might not have time to slow down if they encounter a slower moving car.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Some lawmakers are wondering if it's a good or bad idea to push the speed limit up on the Turner Turnpike.

Right now, the speed limit on the Turner Turnpike is 75 mph, but a Norman senator wants the state to look into raising that to 80.

According to an article in the Tulsa World, Senator Rob Standridge proposed an interim study on the possibility of increasing the speed limit from Tulsa to Oklahoma City. But the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority is against the idea, citing several potential problems.

The OTA said the roadway wasn't designed for a higher speed limit and cars traveling 80 might not have time to slow down if they encounter a slower moving car. Officials also said the on-ramps are not long enough for trucks to get up to the speed of traffic before entering the main roadway.

Although Senator Standridge has not decided whether to pursue legislation, similar legislation proposed last year did not pass.

The Oklahoma House is expected to decide whether to pursue the study this week.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Classifieds

Use our free classifieds to find the things you need or sell your items.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.