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7620.0720 SPEED LIMIT REDUCTION MEASURE.

Subpart 1.

Purpose.

This measure is intended to conserve motor fuel by reducing the maximum speed limit on all highways in Minnesota.

Subp. 2.

Lower speed limit.

The governor upon the advice of the department shall order the commissioner of transportation to set a lower speed limit on all highways in Minnesota. The commissioner of transportation shall lower the speed limit during an energy supply emergency pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 169.141.

Subp. 3.

Violations.

Violation of the maximum limit during an energy supply emergency for motor fuel shall carry the additional penalties as provided in part 7620.0240.

Subp. 4.

Governor's request.

The governor may request state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies to intensify speed limit enforcement activities through personnel assignments and increased road surveillance efforts.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 216C.15

History:

L 1987 c 312 art 1 s 9

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007