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2014 SESSION

14100594D
HOUSE BILL NO. 51
Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled December 3, 2013
A BILL to amend and reenact 46.2-877 of the Code of Virginia, relating to minimum speed limits.
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Patrons-- O'Quinn, Chafin, Campbell, Kilgore, Loupassi, Morefield, O'Bannon, Poindexter, Ramadan and Yost
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Referred to Committee on Transportation
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 46.2-877 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

46.2-877. Minimum speed limits.

No person shall drive a motor vehicle either (i) at less than the posted maximum speed limit in the left-most lane of any Interstate Highway or (ii) at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.

Whenever the Commissioner of Highways or local authorities within their respective jurisdictions determine on the basis of a traffic engineering and traffic investigation that slow speeds on any part of a highway consistently impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, the Commissioner or such local authority may determine and declare a minimum speed limit to be set forth on signs posted on such highway below which no person shall drive a vehicle except when necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.