61-8-304. Fuel conservation speed limit -- exception to the basic rule. (1) In order to insure conservation of a resource, the speed limit for vehicles traveling on a federal-aid interstate highway outside an urbanized area of 50,000 population or more is 65 miles an hour and the speed limit for vehicles traveling on federal-aid interstate highways within an urbanized area of 50,000 population or more or on any other public highway of this state is 55 miles an hour, except as provided under 61-8-309.
(2) A speed limit imposed pursuant to this section is an exception to the requirements of 61-8-303 and 61-8-312, and a speed in excess of the speed limit established pursuant to this section is unlawful notwithstanding any provision of 61-8-303 and 61-8-312.
History: En. 32-2144.1 by Sec. 1, Ch. 60, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 32-2144.1; amd. Sec. 66, Ch. 421, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 681, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 521, L. 1987.