Missouri HB 295 – Raises the maximum speed limit on rural interstates and freeways of the state from 70 to 75 miles per hour
Raises the maximum speed limit on rural interstates and freeways of the state from 70 to 75 miles per hourFull Bill Text
UPDATE May 30, 2019: 2019 Legislative Session adjourned without taking action on this bill.
HB 295 was introduced on January 9, 2019. It has been referred to the House Transportation Committee.
“The department of public safety, where it believes for safety reasons, or to expedite the flow of traffic a higher or lower speed limit is warranted, may request the department of transportation to raise or lower such speed limit, except that no speed limit shall be set higher than [
seventy] seventy-five miles per hour.”
Presuming the evaluation of the DPS is supported by traffic speed studies and is based on safety considerations, the raising of the speed limit ceiling is justified.