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Senate Bill 0217

Senate Bill 0217

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF SB 217 (Updated April 25, 2005 5:52 pm - DI 106)

Speed limits. Establishes a maximum speed limit on the Indiana toll road of 70 mph or 65 mph for certain vehicles. Increases the speed limit on a section of U.S. 20 located in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties, a section of U.S. 31 in St. Joseph County, and a highway classified by the Indiana department of transportation as an INDOT Freeway. Establishes a maximum speed limit of 60 mph on certain highways located outside an urbanized area. 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. Requires the state police department to report the number of fatalities from traffic accidents to the legislative council and the chairpersons of the committees dealing with transportation issues in the house of representatives and the senate: (1) annually, for traffic accidents involving persons less than 19 years of age; and (2) in any year in which the number of fatalities increases by seven percent over the average number of accidents from the previous five years. Makes conforming amendments. (This conference committee report removes provisions relating to aggressive driving and requires the state police to annually report the number of traffic accidents involving persons less than 19 years of age.)
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