Scott says he’ll veto speed limit increase: “I don’t want anybody to be injured”by John Kennedy | May 13th, 2014
Not so fast, Florida. Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday that he’s going to veto a proposal that could increase speed limits in places to 75 mph.
“There’s times I’d like to go faster,” Scott acknowledged.
But he said he’s heard plenty of opposition from law enforcement officials, including Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Tod Cloud. The governor was urged against the legislation (SB 392) by Cloud at last week’s funeral for Trooper Chelsea Richard, killed a week earlier on Interstate 75 near Ocala while investigating an accident.
“I’m going to stand with law enforcement. I want everybody to stay safe. I don’t want anybody to be injured, so I’m going to veto that bill,” Scott said.
Scott said, “By doing this, I think we’re doing the right thing for our troopers, for law enforcement.”