Fewer speeders reported after speed limit is raised

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Department of Transportation says it is seeing fewer speeders after raising the speed limit from 75 to 80 miles an hour on parts of Interstate 15 in Southern Utah.

The extra five miles an hour was added to two stretches of I-15 earlier this year. One section begins at mile marker 207 near the Mills exit, south to mile marker 187 at Scipio. The other section is from the Fillmore exit at mile marker 162, south to Kanosh at mile marker 144.

When the limit was posted at 75, UDOT said drivers averaged 81 to 85 miles an hour. But with the speed limit now at 80, the agency finds the average driver still does not go above 85.

UDOT also says it has not seen an increase in accidents along those two stretches.

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