California’s own Autobahn? Valley reps have mixed reaction to no speed limit on Highway 99 (SB319)

A Southern California legislator has proposed a bill to add new lanes to Interstate 5 and Highway 99 without speed limits, an idea that has drawn mixed reactions from Central San Joaquin Valley representatives.

Senate Bill 319 could help with congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to state Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa.

Idling on the highway “increases the emissions of greenhouse gases as it causes automobiles to idle longer while on roadways,” the bill says.