LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News is getting new reaction from drivers one day after Governor Rick Scott announced he will veto the bill that would have raised the speed limit on Florida highways.
The governor said it comes down to safety and that's why he's vetoing this bill.
Governor Scott acknowledged he'd like to go faster at times, but it comes down to him wanting everyone to be safe. His decision was helped by a trooper's plea at a funeral for his fellow trooper, Chelsea Richard. She died after being hit by a pickup truck, while standing on the side of I-75 in Ocala.
The bill would not raise speed limits automatically, but would allow the Department of Transportation to increase them when it saw fit.
Drivers we talked to had mixed reactions on the Governor's news to veto the bill. State lawmakers could overturn the veto, if they want. They'd need a two-thirds vote in both houses. The bill's sponsor plans to re-introduce the bill next year.