Missouri rejects split speed limit, again

| 3/14/2002

For the second time this month, Missouri Senator Ken Jacob (D-Columbia) failed to restrict trucks to 65 mph, a move which would split the speed limit between trucks and four-wheelers.

Although the Senate rejected Jacob's SB946 earlier this month, he tried unsuccessfully March 12 to attach his speed limit provision to SB721, a bill that amends several provisions of law regulating traffic offenses related to all motor vehicles. Jacob's Amendment 7 was defeated by a 22-7 vote.

Senators voting with Jacob for the split speed limit provision were Roseann Bentley (R-Springfield), Patrick Dougherty (D-St. Louis), Michael Gibbons (R-Kirkwood), Ted House (D-St. Charles Co.), John D. Schneider (D-Florissant) and Harry Wiggins, (D-Kansas City).