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Illinois Highway Deaths Down After Speed Limit Goes Up

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Before Illinois raised its speed limit to 70mph on select parts of Interstate there were those that predicted many more highway fatalities due to increased accidents.

Six months after state law increased interstate highway speeds transportation officials say there have been fewer fatalities on the road.  

Officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation say that they don’t really know why but last year there were 341 fatalities but so far this year there have been 74 fewer.

The 70 mile-an-hour speed limit brings Illinois in line with its neighbors in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Missouri.

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