3 Blog Posts From the OKLAHOMA Tag


The Strictly Enforced State

When I hit the state line the speed limit changed from 65 to 75. The road was the same, but the DOT director was different. Oklahoma DOT ignores the law requiring speed limits to be justified by engineering studies. Texas DOT exercised its discretionary authority to raise most of West Texas from 70 to 75. […]

Scenes we’d like to see

As 2016 ends, here is some news to watch for in 2017. Michigan may move to the Western conference. A bill awaiting the governor’s signature requires speed limit increases, and should result in 75 mph speed limits on freeways and 65 mph speed limits on two lane roads. It will also require local governments to […]

Oklahoma DOT refuses to raise speed limit

Last week an Oklahoma DOT spokesman said the agency did not want to comply with a new law raising the speed limit. Here’s the background. Under current law the maximum allowable speed limit is 65 on two lane roads and 70 on divided highways. The Turnpike is 75. Remember “Convoy”? “We rolled up Interstate 44 […]