Maine Speed Limit: Interstate 95

Maine fastest state on east coast raising speed limit to 75 mph

Residents and visitors of the state of Maine are going to be very excited when they find out about the new increased speed limit in the state. Especially those who love to drive fast on the highways, fast drivers are now in luck with the new 75 miles per hour speed limit.

Maine is now the only east coast state to have upped their speed limit from 65 miles per hour to 75 miles per hour on the interstate. There are other states that have upped their speed limits, such as Texas and Mississippi, but Maine is the first state to make drivers on the east coast happy with the change.

Authorities, as of Thursday, have bumped up the speed limit for a section of Interstate 95 in the northeastern corner of the state. Other states in the Midwest, such as Texas have done better, but this is a start for the east coast and it’s doubtful that any driver will complain. Being able to drive at a faster speed on an interstate, especially when it’s relatively desolate, make a road trip much more pleasant. So, drivers on the section of I95 who can go faster now, think this is an improvement.

It may only be approximately 110 miles of the interstate 95 that is subject to this change. Shaving any time off a long road trip is a positive thing for most. So, Maine drivers are celebrating the law that was passed just today. They do have to realize; however, that the law won't actually go into effect for Maine drivers until the new signs are posted along the route, according to the Boston Herald. This is the same in every state when speed limits are changed.


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I used to live in Lincoln and then Lee, Maine. Yes, it is tree, trees, trees, but also moose , as I recall, on that stretch. Watch out for the moose!
Drive carefully people. Main speed limit is now too high for so many trees. Do you think this trend will continue and spread nationwide? I mean, raising the speed limit.