Oklahoma: Law officers a bit concerned about speed limit hikes

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are encouraging Oklahomans to be safe on the road after speed limits increased on turnpikes and rural interstates.

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority agreed to hike speed limits on five rural turnpikes. And are law enforcement officials are a bit concerned that accidents will increase.

“OTA approved the proposal to raise posted speeds from 75 mph to 80 mph on rural segments of five turnpikes, and to establish an 80 mph maximum speed limit on the Kickapoo Turnpike, which is scheduled to open later this year,” OTA said in a statement.