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Drivers in Wisconsin could be driving 70 mph legally sooner rather than later now that the Assembly Committee on Transportation voted 12-1 in favor of raising the state speed limit.

Maximum allowed speeds are currently 65 mph, and traffic engineers say if the speed limit increases, it should only go up to where 85 percent of drivers are operating, according to a story from FOX 6 Now.

Traffic studies show that at least 85 percent of drivers travel at 70 mph or greater, the story continues.

The measure will go to a full Assembly vote later this month.

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