Lower speed limit for trucks, buses in bill for Louisiana interstates

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Updated Apr 13, 2017

A Republican state lawmaker in Louisiana has authored a bill that calls for lowering the speed limit for trucks and buses driving on interstate highways throughout the state.

Representative Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge, writes in House Bill 465 that the law would apply to private and public vehicles, including school buses.

“Any person operating a school bus, truck-tractor, trailer, semi-trailer, or any combination of these vehicles on any interstate highway of this state shall maintain a speed of at least ten miles per hour below the posted speed limit,” Carter writes in the bill.

Carter also calls for providing signage to reflect the new speed limit. Posted below is a map of speed limits for U.S. daytime rural interstates courtesy of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.