lawmakers are considering a bill that would lower maximum speed
limits on roads in certain counties.
by state Sen. John Cauthorn, R-Mexico, MO, SB227 Senate Committee
Substitute proposes that the maximum posted speed limit in any second,
third of fourth classification county should not exceed 55 mph.
If the county commission does not mark the roads with signs indicating
the designated speed limit, the speed limit will be 45 mph by default.
the unposted speed limit on most county roads is 60 mph.
Feb. 24, the Senate Transportation Committee approved SB227/SCS,
which will now go to the Senate floor for a vote.
committee also is considering a bill that would require motorists
to use heir headlights during inclement weather.
by Sen. Jon Dolan, R-St. Louis County, SB381 requires the use of
headlights whenever rain, snow, fog or other atmospheric conditions
require the use of windshield wipers. The bill was referred to the
Transportation Committee Feb. 4.