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4764Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000313Primary Sponsor: MartinAll Sponsors: Martin and HamiltonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22415cm00.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWSubject: Trucks, not to operate at speed in excess of five miles below maximum speed for motor vehicles; Highways and StreetsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000313 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1520, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A TRUCK TRAVELING ON AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY MUST NOT BE OPERATED AT A SPEED IN EXCESS OF FIVE MILES BELOW THE MAXIMUM POSTED SPEED FOR AN AUTOMOBILE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-1520(B) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 17 of 1999, is further amended to read:
"(B) Except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with subsection (A), the limits specified in this section or established as hereinafter authorized are maximum lawful speeds, and a person shall not drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed in excess of these maximum limits:
(1) seventy miles an hour on the interstate highway system and other freeways where official signs giving notice of this speed are posted;
(2) sixty miles an hour on multilane divided primary highways where official signs giving notice of this speed limit are posted;
(3) fifty-five miles an hour in other locations or on other sections of highways and unpaved roads are limited to the speed of forty miles an hour;
(4) manufactured, modular, or mobile homes must not be transported at a speed in excess of ten miles below the maximum posted speed limit when the maximum posted speed limit is in excess of forty-five miles an hour, and never in excess of fifty-five miles an hour; and
(5) trucks traveling on an interstate highway may not be operated at a speed in excess of five miles below the maximum posted speed for an automobile."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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