80 MPH Nevada Speed Limit Starts in October

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Nevada is the latest state to approve a speed limit increase.

Governor Brian Sandoval has signed a bill that will increase the Nevada speed limit from 75 MPH to 80 MPH effective October 1, 2015. The bill now gives the state Department of Transportation the duty to decide where the new limit will be allowed and the department will weigh the safety hazards before increasing the limit.

SEE ALSO: Montana Considering 85-MPH Speed Limit

Nevada becomes the eighth state to raise its highway speed limit during this legislative session and joins Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and South Dakota to legalize an 80-MPH speed limit. Texas is currently the only state in the U.S. that has a higher speed limit of 85 MPH. As of today, 39 states have speed limits of 70 MPH or higher on some portion of their roadway systems.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Baitmaster Baitmaster on Aug 25, 2016

    There are those that will always go 10-15 mph faster than the posted limits. Car crashes will get bigger, and more people will die. Guess we're not worried about these speeds affect gas mileage anymore...

  • Rattus Norvegicus Rattus Norvegicus on Oct 19, 2016

    There are long stretches of 1-25 in WY which are posted for 85.