Speed limits on many Metroplex freeways will soon be raised by 5 mph after the Regional Transportation Council voted unanimously on Thursday to end its 13-year policy of keeping limits low to reduce pollution.

Motorists can expect the new speed limits to be rolled out over time — perhaps over a few months — rather than all at once, said Bill Hale, Texas Department of Transportation Dallas district engineer. Meanwhile, motorists must continue to drive the posted speed to avoid getting a ticket, several officials said.

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Regional Transportation Council Votes To Raise North Texas Speed Limits By 5 MPH

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