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"Can't Drive 55?" That's OK! This Map Shows Where You Can Drive 70 in Illinois!

Most everyone was looking forward to the speed limit increase in Illinois. Check out this map to see all of the Interstates impacted by the increase. Hope this will help your commute!

Can't Drive 55 in Illinois? See details on the speed limit increase here!
Can't Drive 55 in Illinois? See details on the speed limit increase here!
If you're a speed demon you may have been dreaming of the day that Illinois was going to raise or abolish the speed limit on the Interstate highways. So when you found out that you can drive across the beautiful 390 miles of Illinois bliss (north to south) in 5 hours 33 minutes instead of 6 hours you were probably happier than a camel on Wednesday singing the Sammy Hagar classic, "I Can't Drive 55". 

On January 1, 87% of Interstate highways in Illinois saw a speed limit increase to 70 MPH. We're talking 98% of rural interstates in Illinois. The new limit takes effect as soon as new signs are posted. We wanted to make sure that you knew exactly where you can drive 70 in Illinois, check out this infographic and just follow the green lines. 

Click here to see the map!

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Infamous Steve January 18, 2014 at 10:44 AM
Actually some cars...like mine for example gets better gas mileage when I am traveling at 70+, then again my car is designed for speeds way faster than 70. I was wondering how and when this would go into effect. something told me to hold off on going faster than normal until I found out more information.
Infamous Steve January 18, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Well that is stupid...it ends before the Joliet area....doesn't matter, everyone already does 75-90
Tim Riola January 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Yeah that's what it looks like, no 70 mph in most of will or cook counties. So pretty much worthless to me then.
Dense much? January 18, 2014 at 01:57 PM
wonder if the state police plan on writing tickets or if raising the speed limit will just be the state wasting more money on new signs
Infamous Steve January 19, 2014 at 09:36 AM
Wasting money on new signs....

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