attempt in Alabama to set up a split speed limit for trucks has
likely died for this year.
would have set a maximum speed limit on the state’s interstates
of 65 mph for tractor-trailers. The current speed limit on interstates
is 70 mph. The bill would have also restricted trucks to the right
lane or lanes of highways and set the fine for either offense at
$150 for the first offense and $300 for any subsequent offense.
bill was given a favorable recommendation by the Commerce, Transportation
and Utilities Committee. However, it has not yet passed the full
Senate. According to a spokeswoman at the Legislature, since the
session ends soon, the bill would have to pass by unanimous consent
to send it to the House this year.