2014 Legislature                                          SB 392
    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.