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SENATE BILL NO. 1160
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MOTOR VEHICLES - SPEED LIMIT - Adds to existing law to provide an
infraction and a civil penalty in addition to other penalties that may be
imposed when a motor vehicle that has five or more axles, or is operating
at a gross weight of more than 20,000 pounds, exceeds the posted speed
limit by ten miles per hour or more; and to provide factors the court shall
ascertain in determining the amount of the additional penalty.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1160
BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT; AMENDING CHAPTER 6, TITLE 49, IDAHO
3 CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 49-654A, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE AN
4 INFRACTION AND A CIVIL PENALTY IN ADDITION TO OTHER PENALTIES THAT MAY BE
5 IMPOSED WHEN A MOTOR VEHICLE THAT HAS FIVE OR MORE AXLES OR HAS A GROSS
6 WEIGHT OF MORE THAN TWENTY THOUSAND POUNDS EXCEEDS THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT
7 BY TEN MILES PER HOUR OR MORE AND TO PROVIDE FACTORS THE COURT SHALL
8 ASCERTAIN IN DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF THE ADDITIONAL PENALTY.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
10 SECTION 1. That Chapter 6, Title 49, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
11 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION , to be
12 known and designated as Section 49-654A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
13 49-654A. CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT BY TEN MILES
14 PER HOUR OR MORE. Whenever the driver of a motor vehicle, that has five (5) or
15 more axles or is operating at a gross weight of more than twenty thousand
16 (20,000) pounds, exceeds the posted speed limit by ten (10) miles per hour or
17 more, he shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be punished by a fine of
18 one hundred dollars ($100). In addition to any other penalty provided for such
19 action, the court may impose a civil penalty not in excess of ten thousand
20 dollars ($10,000). In imposing a penalty pursuant to this section, the court
21 shall review the driver's driving record and the court shall determine the
22 risk to safety the violation caused, the number of cars on the road with the
23 offending vehicle at the time, the weather and road conditions at the time of
24 the violation and the number of miles per hour over the speed limit the
25 driver was going at the time of the violation.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this provision is to remedy a growing safety
problem on the highways of our state. This legislation, if
enacted, would provide for enhanced penalties and stiff civil
penalties for trucks (defined as having five or more axles or a
gross weight in excess of 20,000 pounds) who exceed the speed
limits by more than ten miles per hour.
There should be no negative fiscal impact to any fund of
government. Approximate $1300.00 cost for Department of
Transportation to replace current signs to reflect change. There
may be a positive impact to the state general fund if civil
penalties are collected pursuant to this bill.
CONTACT: John Sandy
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE
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