[Transportation] House approval of a bill that would increase the speed limit on I-15 to 80 mph between Provo and St. George may make those high-speed weekend trips to Las Vegas a little less nerve wracking, but the measure comes too late for City Weekly reporter Eric S. Peterson. (To tell the truth, the timing of the measure, as Utah along with the rest of the world faces a global energy crisis, is a little strange.)
Tuesday, while on assignment in southern Utah, Peterson received not one, but two speeding tickets. He's hoping HB406 will apply retroactively, but he's not holding his breath.
We think he should fight it. (Brandon Burt)