*updated Thursday April 11*
A proposed bill in the North Carolina Senate allowing some posted speed limits to be raised to 75 mph passed a Senate vote on Thursday. WRAL.com reports the votes were 45 to 1.
According to the proposal NCDOT would determine which highways and interstates would increase speed limits from 70 to 75mph. Highways inside city limits would not be raised.
Among the eight sponsors are Representative Dan Soucek of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell & Watauga. The proposed bill was filed on April 2, passed a Senate Transportation Committee vote on Wednesday April 10 and the Senate vote on Thursday April 11. It now moves on to the House .