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In the waning days of this year’s state legislative session, Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill removing 75 miles per hour maximum speed limits from turnpikes, interstates and rural highways.

Before you upgrade your classic Pontiac Trans Am to KITT-level engine power and artificial intelligence, though, the change likely won’t create an Oklahoma Autobahn.

Existing speed limits, usually established according to engineering and safety guidelines, will likely remain.

“All of the highways are currently signed for what we believe they can handle,” Terri Angier, Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) chief media and public relations spokesperson, told KTUL.com.

Wait. What?

However, entities can petition and request that engineering studies be done again, and ODOT officials can decide whether or not they’re necessary.

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