Current as of: 2009
A. No person shall operate any freight carrying vehicle upon the highways of this state at a speed in excess of fifty-five miles per hour except as follows:
(1) No person shall operate any freight carrying vehicle upon any interstate or controlled access highway of this state at a speed in excess of seventy miles per hour.
(2) No person shall operate any freight carrying vehicle upon any multi-lane divided highway of this state which has partial or no control of access in excess of sixty-five miles per hour.
B. Forty-five miles per hour shall be the maximum speed at which a person shall be permitted to drive a vehicle which is towing a mobile home; however, when any such mobile home is not less than fifteen feet or more than thirty-two feet in length and is equipped with brakes or when such a mobile home is less than fifteen feet in length and is not equipped with brakes, a person may drive a vehicle towing any such mobile home at a speed not in excess of fifty-five miles per hour at any time between sunrise and sunset and not in excess of fifty miles per hour at any time between sunset and sunrise; however, if national speed limits are increased to an amount in excess of fifty-five miles per hour, the secretary is authorized to increase the maximum speed limit provided in this Subsection to a speed limit not in excess of such national speed limit.
C. No person pulling or towing upon any highway of this state, with another vehicle, any vehicle designed, equipped or intended to operate under its own power shall operate the towing vehicle at a speed in excess of forty-five miles per hour; except that a person operating a tow truck meeting the requirements of R.S. 32:1711 et seq. may operate at the posted speed limit.
D. No person shall operate a school bus at a speed in excess of fifty-five miles per hour when transporting children, provided however, that the driver of a school bus transporting children under conditions which require frequent stops to receive and discharge such children shall not operate such school bus at a speed in excess of thirty-five miles per hour.
Acts 1962, No. 310, §1. Amended by Acts 1966, No. 217, §2; Acts 1968, No. 181, §1; Acts 1970, No. 150, §1; Acts 1974, No. 521, §2; Acts 1977, No. 113, §1, eff. June 22, 1977; Acts 1982, No. 191, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1983; Acts 1990, No. 963, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1204, §1.Prev | Next
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