Interstate 5 might be the most boring highway in California.
Long, seemingly endless stretches of agriculture and mild hills.
But it’s about to get a lot more interesting.
With the state hitting the brakes on the proposed bullet train project, one lawmaker has offered an alternative to get Californians quickly from north to south: expanding Interstate 5 and Highway 99 to install new lanes without speed limits. https://t.co/75wDDR7ETE
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 20, 2019
According to CBS Sacramento, one lawmaker has proposed eliminating the speed limit on the famous stretch of road.
Well, kind of.
It’ll be a single lane that will have no speed limit.
Built into the language of the bill, a provision that would add an extra lane to I-5.
That’s the one that would be the designated “fast lane.”
The other two, older lanes would still have the 75mph speed limit.
And as cool as that sounds… there’s a bit of a problem.
One, it’s only just been proposed, so the change wouldn’t go into effect for a few years.
Two, the lane still needs to be built. And it’s going to cost a lot.
And lastly, the most important problem of all:
California drivers are terrible.
You already know someone is going to cause some nasty, fiery crash within the first week of the lane opening.