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Sponsors: Rep. Rutherford
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Introduced in the House on January 12, 2021
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works
Summary: Speed limits, minimums
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/9/2020 House Prefiled 12/9/2020 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 1/12/2021 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 93) 1/12/2021 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 93)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1560, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MINIMUM SPEED LIMITS ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE MINIMUM SPEED LIMIT ALONG A HIGHWAY WITH A MAXIMUM POSTED SPEED LIMIT OF SEVENTY MILES AN HOUR IS FIFTY MILES AN HOUR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-1560 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
(a)(A) Impeding traffic by slow speed prohibited. --No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.
(b)(B) Establishing minimum speed zones; signs. Whenever the Department of Transportation or local authorities within their respective jurisdictions determine on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that slow speeds on any part of a highway consistently impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, the Department of Transportation or local authority may determine and declare a minimum speed limit below which no person shall drive a vehicle except when necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law, when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected along the part of the highway for which a minimum speed limit is established. Also any minimum speed limit adopted by a municipality for a section of the state highway within the municipality shall not be effective until such minimum speed has been approved by the Department of Transportation.
(C) The minimum speed limit along a highway with a maximum posted speed limit of seventy miles an hour is fifty miles an hour."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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