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It's official: Rural stretches of southern Idaho interstates have 80 mph speed limit

Kevin Daughdrill (in front of sign) and Eric Allen (behind sign) of the Idaho Transportation Department affix new speed limit signs along the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 east of Mountain Home, ID on Thursday July 24, 2014.
Kevin Daughdrill (in front of sign) and Eric Allen (behind sign) of the Idaho Transportation Department affix new speed limit signs along the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 east of Mountain Home, ID on Thursday July 24, 2014. jjaszewski@idahostatesman.com

The last couple days, I've been talking to people who drive, monitor drivers, teach drivers and chase bad ones to see what they think of the change to an 80 mph speed limit. 

A full story will run in Friday's Idaho Statesman. Here's a small sample of some questions we're asking:

Will drivers actually go faster? Hint: Yes. Eventually. So says the AAA.

What do truckers think?

Are cops worried about more crashes? Will the crashes be deadlier?

If you have any questions you want answered, send me an email at sberg@Idahostatesman.com.

Thanks, and make sure to pick up a copy of tomorrow's paper.

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