Calif. Assembly Votes
To Hike Speed LimitsOn a bipartisan 58-7 roll call, the state Assembly voted Thursday to increase the speed limit from 55 mph to 65 mph on 1,200 miles of eight California interstate highways.
The measure still must be voted upon by the state Senate, where passage is all but guaranteed, before it can be sent to Gov. George Deukmejian, who has promised his signature.
The bill is needed before California can use the higher speed limit authorized by the federal highways bill enacted last week over President Reagan's veto of an $88 billion highway construction bill.
The rural highways were all recommended for the higher speed limit by the Highway Patrol, which said that the majority of motorists were already averaging 65 mph on those roads. The patrol has recommended 65 mph for the following highways:
* 542.6 miles of Interstate 5, essentially all of the highway from the Oregon border to a few miles south of Bakersfield except where it passes through the Redding, Sacramento and Stockton urban areas.
* 148.6 miles of Interstate 8 between San Diego and the Arizona state line.
* 155.5 miles of Interstate 10 between San Bernardino and the Arizona state line.
* 124.7 miles of Interstate 15 between San Bernardino and Baker.
* 154.6 miles of Interstate 40 between Barstow and the Arizona state line.
* 14.9 miles of Interstate 205 near Tracy.
* 33 miles of Interstate 505 between Vacaville and Zamora.
* 30.9 miles of Interstate 580 between Livermore and Interstate 5.
Cannon and Viva Films
Of Philippines Ink Pact
LOS ANGELES - Cannon International has signed a total output agreement with the Philippines' Viva Films International.
The agreement involves exclusive theatrical exhibition and video distribution of all Cannon films in the Philippines for the next four years.