Nevada has become the most recent state to raise speed limits to 80 mph on a 130-mile stretch of Interstate 80, beginning 40 miles east of Reno to Winnemucca.

The new maximum speed limit law was signed into effect by Gov. Brian Sandoval 18 months ago. During this time, highway engineers scouted locations to find one suitable for motorists to travel at 80 mph for long distances.

The 130-mile stretch along Interstate 80 was chosen after highway engineers deemed it safe due to its secluded rural desert setting and a small risk of causing serious injuries and damage from auto accidents.

New 80 mph signs have been installed along the designated stretch of Inters