2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Fleming
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-3-501, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT FOR THE PERIOD FROM SUNSET TO SUNRISE THE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT ON ANY HIGHWAY OF THE STATE SHALL NOT EXCEED SIXTY-FIVE MILES PER HOUR; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 63-3-501, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
63-3-501. (1) Except as provided under subsection (2) of this section, no person shall operate a vehicle on the highways of the state at a speed greater than sixty-five (65) miles per hour.
(2) The Mississippi Transportation Commission may, in its discretion, by order duly entered on its minutes, increase the speed restrictions on any portion of the Interstate Highway System provided such speed restrictions are not increased to more than seventy (70) miles per hour. The commission may likewise increase the speed limit to seventy (70) miles per hour on controlled access highways with four (4) or more lanes.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (2) of this section, for the period from sunset to sunrise the maximum speed limit on any highway of the state shall not exceed sixty-five (65) miles per hour.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.