HOUSE BILL NO. 393
INTRODUCED BY J. KASSMIER, J. BACHMEIER, D. BEDEY, N. DURAM, J. FULLER, W. GALT, D. ZOLNIKOV
AN ACT REVISING TRUCK SPEED LIMIT LAWS; RAISING THE SPEED LIMIT FOR TRUCKS ON FEDERAL-AID INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS TO 70 MILES AN HOUR AT ALL TIMES; RAISING THE SPEED LIMIT FOR TRUCKS ON OTHER PUBLIC HIGHWAYS TO 65 MILES AN HOUR AT ALL TIMES; AND AMENDING SECTION 61-8-312, MCA.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
"61-8-312. Special speed limitations on trucks, truck tractors, and motor-driven cycles. (1) Except as provided in 61-8-303, 61-8-309, 61-8-310, and subsection (2) of this section, the speed limit for a truck or truck tractor of more than 1 ton "manufacturer's rated capacity" traveling on:
(a) a federal-aid interstate highway is 65 70 miles an hour; and
(b) any other public highway is 60 65 miles an hour during the daytime and 55 miles an hour during the nighttime as those terms are defined in 61-8-303.
(2) Except as provided in 61-8-303, 61-8-309, and 61-8-310, the speed limit for a vehicle subject to a term permit under 61-10-124(2)(d) or a truck-trailer-trailer or truck tractor-semitrailer-trailer-trailer combination of vehicles subject to special permits under 61-10-124(4) is 65 miles an hour unless otherwise stated in the permit.
(3) A person may not operate a motor-driven cycle at any time mentioned in 61-9-201 at a speed greater than 35 miles an hour unless the motor-driven cycle is equipped with a headlamp or lamps that are adequate to reveal a person or vehicle at a distance of 300 feet ahead."
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