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More speeding tickets issued on I-84 since speed limit boosted to 80 mph

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: JEROME, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say troopers have issued more speeding tickets since the speed limit increased to 80 mph along stretches of Interstate 84. Spokeswoman Teresa Baker says state police wrote 2,066 speeding tickets on I-84 between July 24 and Nov. 13. That's up nearly 20 percent from the same period in 2013 when 1,731 speeding tickets were issued. Speed limits on some rural stretches of interstates 84, 86 and 15 rose from 75 mph to 80. The Times-News reports ( that the spike in tickets could be because troopers have been strictly enforcing the speed limit at 80. Motorists driving a couple miles above 80 mph may be more likely to get a ticket than a motorist driving slightly faster than 75 mph last year.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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