Speed limits; expands authority of any locality to reduce to less than 25 miles per hour, etc. (HB633)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Reduction of speed limits; local authority. Expands the current authority of any locality to reduce the speed limit to less than 25 miles per hour, but not less than 15 miles per hour, on highways within its boundaries that are located in a business district or residence district, provided that such reduced speed limit is indicated by lawfully placed signs, to include highways within the state highway system. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100393D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/19/2022Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2 Transportation Infrastructure and Funding
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB633)
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022Left in Transportation

Comments

Fred Woehrle writes:

This bill will lead to small cities preying on motorists from surrounding areas. They will create speedtraps, lowering the speed limit to unreasonably low speeds not needed for safety, so as to exploit motorists passing through who are unaware until too late of the unreasonably low speed limit. Falls Church already behaves in a way uncomfortably close to exploitative to motorists from the surrounding counties.

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