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Idaho’s senate is considering SB 1082, a bill that would increase the speed limit on the state’s highways from 65 miles per hour to 75 mph.

The change could exact a toll on Idaho’s citizens in lost lives, more severe traffic crash injuries, and increased medical costs, according to the American Insurance Association. “Speeding reduces the time that drivers have to avoid crashes and lengthens stopping distances, increasing both the likelihood of crashing and the severity of the crashes that occur,” said David Snyder, AIA vice president and assistant general counsel.

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