Speed limit; adds Albemarle County to list of maximum speed limit on nonsurface treated highways. (HB1837)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Maximum speed limit on nonsurface treated highways for certain counties. Adds Albemarle County to the list of counties where the maximum speed limit on nonsurface treated highways (dirt roads) is 35 miles per hour. Amends § 46.2-873.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

  • 01/12/2009 Committee
  • 01/12/2009 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098488752
  • 01/12/2009 Referred to Committee on Transportation
  • 01/22/2009 Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/23/2009 Read first time
  • 01/26/2009 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/27/2009 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
  • 01/27/2009 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/28/2009 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/28/2009 Referred to Committee on Transportation
  • 02/12/2009 Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2009 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/16/2009 Read third time
  • 02/16/2009 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/18/2009 Enrolled
  • 02/18/2009 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1837ER)
  • 02/18/2009 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/18/2009 Signed by President
  • 02/25/2009 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 74 (effective 7/1/09)
  • 02/25/2009 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0074)

Map

This bill mentions Albemarle, Fauquier, Loudoun, Clarke.

Comments

Waldo J., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This seems reasonable. I live on just such a road, and while I'm comfortable driving considerably faster on it, I appreciate that it's probably not safe to exceed 35 MPH on it if you're familiar with it, and that's probably true with most unpaved roads.