The Idaho Transportation Department had just finished briefing the Senate Transportation Committee on the process it goes through to set speed limits in Idaho, when Committee Chairman Skip Brandt, R-Kooskia, had this question about a 55 mph stretch of Highway 55 near Shadow Valley Golf Course that he travels every time he heads back north up to his district: “When I’m heading home, I’m either holding up traffic or they’re going past me, and I’m going 55. … Is that an area that’s been studied lately?”
Senate President Pro-Tem Bob Geddes had the quick answer: “Just by you.”
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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