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Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 10:31 am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida legislature is considering a bill that could lead to a 75 mph speed limit on interstate highways.

Highway safety advocates say that if the Florida Legislature passes the there could be more crashes, injuries and deaths. The bill's supporters say people are already driving that fast and the speed limit should reflect reality — and would actually be safer.

The bill wouldn't actually set the speed limit, but would allow the state Department of Transportation to raise speed limits by 5 mph over the current limits.

The measure is ready for a vote in the Senate and has one more committee stop in the House.

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