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Trooper Asks Gov. Scott to Reconsider Speed Limit Bill

The trooper said he would like to see the speed limit reduced when highways are wet.

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    Trooper Asks Gov. Scott to Reconsider Speed Limit Bill
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    A Florida Highway Patrol trooper mourning a colleague killed after being struck by a vehicle wants Gov. Rick Scott to reconsider a bill that would raise the highway speed limit to 75 mph.

    Scott joined hundreds of law enforcement officers at the funeral Thursday for Master Trooper Chelsea Richard. She died May 3 being after being struck by a vehicle while standing alongside Interstate 75 near a traffic accident.

    The Ocala Star-Banner reports that during the funeral, Trooper Tod G. Cloud told Scott that the Florida Legislature's approval of a bill that would raise the speed limit from 70 mph to 75 mph "wasn't a bright idea."

    Cloud said he would like to see a law that would drop the speed limit to 55 mph when highways are wet.