Florida Senate - 2014 SB 392
By Senators Brandes and Clemens
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to state speed zones; amending s.
3 316.183, F.S.; conforming a provision to changes made
4 by the act; making technical changes; amending s.
5 316.187, F.S.; raising the maximum allowable speed
6 limit on certain highways; increasing the maximum
7 allowable speed limit on roadways under the
8 jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation;
9 providing an effective date.
11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
13 Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 316.183, Florida
14 Statutes, is amended to read:
15 316.183 Unlawful speed.—
16 (2) On all streets or highways, the maximum speed limits
17 for all vehicles must be 30 miles per hour in business or
18 residence districts, and 55 miles per hour at any time at all
19 other locations. However, with respect to a residence district,
20 a county or municipality may set a maximum speed limit of 20 or
21 25 miles per hour on local streets and highways after an
22 investigation determines that such a limit is reasonable. It is
23 not necessary to conduct a separate investigation for each
24 residence district. The Department of Transportation shall
25 determine the safe and advisable minimum speed limit on all
26 highways that are
comprise a part of the National System of
27 Interstate and Defense Highways and have at least not fewer than
28 four lanes is 40 miles per hour, except that when the posted
29 speed limit is 70 miles per hour, the minimum speed limit is 50
30 miles per hour.
31 Section 2. Subsection (2) of section 316.187, Florida
32 Statutes, is amended to read:
33 316.187 Establishment of state speed zones.—
34 (2)(a) The maximum allowable speed limit on limited access
35 highways is 75 70 miles per hour.
36 (b) The maximum allowable speed limit on any other highway
37 that which is outside an urban area of 5,000 or more persons and
38 that which has at least four lanes divided by a median strip is
39 70 65 miles per hour.
40 (c) The Department of Transportation is authorized to set
41 such maximum and minimum speed limits for travel over other
42 roadways under its authority as it deems safe and advisable, not
43 to exceed as a maximum limit 65 60 miles per hour.
44 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.