You could soon be driving more than 70 mph without breaking the law. A package of bills approved yesterday (2/2) by Michigan legislators allows for 600 miles of rural highways -- mostly interstates -- to have speed limits raised to 75 mph.

Sections of Michigan freeways such as I-75 north of Bay City and I-69 between Flint and Lansing could have limits increased to 80 mph.

Additionally, about 900 miles of Michigan roads could have their limits increased from 55 to 60 mph.

Don't put the pedal down just yet, the bill now moves to the full House for approval. If it gets the green light, new speed limit signs could begin showing up next year.