language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 44-S.F.No. 1150 An act relating to traffic regulations; fixing speed limit in rural residential districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.14, subdivision 2. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, 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 in a rural residential district; (2) 65 miles per hour on non-Interstate freeways and expressways, as defined in section 160.02, subdivision 16; (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 within 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 more. Presented to the governor April 8, 1999 Signed by the governor April 12, 1999, 2:23 p.m.