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HF 1073

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 02/16/2005

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A bill for an act
relating to traffic regulations; providing for speed
limit on city streets in rural residential districts;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.14,
subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.14,
subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Speed limits.

(a) Where no special hazard
exists the following speeds shall be lawful, but any speeds in
excess of such limits shall be prima facie evidence that the
speed is not reasonable or prudent and that it is unlawful;
except that the speed limit within any municipality shall be a
maximum limit and any speed in excess thereof shall be unlawful:

(1) 30 miles per hour in an urban district or on a town
road new text beginor city street new text endin a rural residential district;

(2) 65 miles per hour on noninterstate freeways and
expressways, as defined in section 160.02, subdivision 19;

(3) 55 miles per hour in locations other than those
specified in this section;

(4) 70 miles per hour on interstate highways outside the
limits of any urbanized area with a population of greater than
50,000 as defined by order of the commissioner of
transportation;

(5) 65 miles per hour on interstate highways inside the
limits of any urbanized area with a population of greater than
50,000 as defined by order of the commissioner of
transportation;

(6) ten miles per hour in alleys; and

(7) 25 miles per hour in residential roadways if adopted by
the road authority having jurisdiction over the residential
roadway.

(b) A speed limit adopted under paragraph (a), clause (7),
is not effective unless the road authority has erected signs
designating the speed limit and indicating the beginning and end
of the residential roadway on which the speed limit applies.

(c) For purposes of this subdivision, "rural residential
district" means the territory contiguous to and including any
town road new text beginor city street new text endwithin a subdivision or plat of land
that is built up with dwelling houses at intervals of less than
300 feet for a distance of one-quarter mile or morenew text begin, and "city"
includes statutory and home rule charter cities
new text end.