February 4, 2005





SENATE BILL No. 217

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DIGEST OF SB 217 (Updated February 2, 2005 4:06 pm - DI 110)



Citations Affected: IC 9-21.

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.





Server, Lutz L, Antich-Carr, Howard




    January 4, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce and Transportation.
    February 3, 2005, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






February 4, 2005

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 motor vehicles.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 9-21-5-2; (05)SB0217.1.1. -->     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).
        (3) 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).
        (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 thousand (50,000).
        (5) Fifteen (15) miles per hour in an alley.