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

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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


This bill mentions Albemarle, Fauquier, Loudoun, Clarke.


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.