An amendment passed as part of a transportation bill Tuesday by the Minnesota Senate means lead-foot drivers who speed on I-35E in St. Paul will only have the offense included on their driving record provided they are ticketed for going more than 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.
The speed limit is 45 miles per hour between I-94 and W. 7th Street. A vote to raise the speed limit to 55 miles per hour failed.
For years, lawmakers have unsuccessfully attempted to raise the speed limit, which was set in the 1980s. The slowere speed was part of an agreement between the City of St. Paul and Mn/DOT in order to reduce noise for nearby neighborhoods.