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Increase Speed Limit On Certain Rural Highways

Concerning increasing the speed limit on rural state highways where it is safe to do so, and, in connection therewith, directing the department of transportation to identify these highways.
2020 Regular Session
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

The bill requires the department of transportation to perform a study of relevant and appropriate state highways in rural areas of the state in 2020 and every 5 years thereafter for the purpose of identifying portions of rural state highways where the speed limit can be raised to 70 miles per hour without endangering public safety. On or before January 1, 2021 and every 5 years thereafter, March 1, 2021 , the department shall complete its study. and The department shall include a summary of the study in the department's next annual report to the legislative committees of reference.

  • Submit a report to committees of reference of the general assembly; and
  • Increase the speed limit to 70 miles per hour for each portion of rural state highway that is identified by the study.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




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