SENATE BILL No. 217
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 9-21-5-2.
Synopsis: Speed limits. Increases the speed limit from 65 miles per
hour to 70 miles per hour and from 60 miles per hour to 65 miles per
hour for certain vehicles on interstate highways outside urbanized areas
with a population of at least 50,000.
Effective: July 1, 2005.
January 4, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce and
First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)
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SENATE BILL No. 217
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 9-21-5-2; (05)IN0217.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 9-21-5-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 2. Except when a special hazard
exists that requires lower speed for compliance with section 1 of this
chapter, the slower speed limit specified in this section or established
as authorized by section 3 of this chapter is the maximum lawful speed.
A person may not drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed in excess of
the following maximum limits:
(1) Thirty (30) miles per hour in an urban district.
(2) Fifty-five (55) miles per hour, except as provided in
subdivisions (1), (3), and (4).
Sixty-five (65) Seventy (70)
miles per hour on a highway on
the national system of interstate and defense highways located
outside of an urbanized area (as defined in 23 U.S.C. 101) with a
population of at least fifty thousand (50,000), except as provided
in subdivision (4).
Sixty (60) Sixty-five (65)
miles per hour for a vehicle (other
than a bus) having a declared gross weight greater than twenty-six
thousand (26,000) pounds on a highway on the national system of
interstate and defense highways located outside an urbanized area
(as defined in 23 U.S.C. 101) with a population of at least fifty
(5) Fifteen (15) miles per hour in an alley.