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H. B. 2458


          (By Delegates Howell, Faircloth, Butler, Cadle, Shott, Border, R. Smith, Williams, Barrett, Craig and Folk)

          [Introduced February 14, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.]

A BILL to amend and reenact §17C-6-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to traffic regulations and laws of the road; speed restrictions; and authorizing the Commissioner of Highways to raise the speed limit for cars and one ton trucks on certain portions of Interstate highways.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That §17C-6-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 6. SPEED RESTRICTIONS.
§17C-6-2. Establishment of state speed zones.
               Whenever the state road commissioner Commissioner of Highways shall determine upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that any speed limit set forth in this article is greater or less than is reasonable or safe under the conditions found to exist at any intersection or other place or upon any part of a highway, said the commissioner may determine and declare a reasonable and safe speed limit thereat which shall be effective at all times or during hours of daylight or darkness or at such other times as may be determined when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected at such intersection or other place or part of the highway.
               The commissioner may raise the speed limit for cars and one ton trucks, only, from seventy miles per hour to seventy
-five miles per hour on those portions of Interstate highways that have a daily traffic count, based on annual statistics, of twenty-five thousand or less.


                                            
               NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize
the Commissioner of Highways to raise the speed limit for cars and one ton trucks on certain portions of Interstate highways.

               Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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