Governor Doyle signed legislation setting a 55 mile per hour nighttime speed limit for snowmobiles next winter. Supporters of the change say it’s designed...

Governor Doyle signed legislation setting a 55 mile per hour nighttime speed limit for snowmobiles next winter. Supporters of the change say it’s designed to reduce crashes and fatalities. State snowmobile education administrator Gary Eddy has said a nighttime speed limit would make it easier for wardens to pull over riders they suspect are intoxicated. The Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs supported the new speed limit. Originally, the legislation would have put the speed limit in place for two years and included money for Department of Natural Resources enforcement teams to patrol state trails. But the bill Doyle signed into law puts the speed limit in place only for one year and stripped the money for enforcement teams.

  • Vince DiFiore

    June 11, 2006 #1 Author

    It’s probably a good idea seeing how at 60 mph we’re usually over driving the headlights on our sleds anyhow, the question is, is it enforcable and will it be enforced? I would think in areas like Minocqua, Hurley and Eagle River some well placed radar traps will definetly bag quite a few drunks who don’t have the balls to hold it to the bars sober but are Jonny Dangerous Rockets when drunk and for that reason I think this laws a good thing.

    Vince DiFiore

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