Nebraska Legislature Bill 164 – Establishment of Speed Limits by Local Authorities

Bill No.:
LB 164
Bill Location:
NebraskaAssembly / House
Bill Title:

Change Provisions Relating to the Establishment of Speed Limits by Local Authorities

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NMA Recommendation:

UPDATE June 16, 2021: Bill died in committee.

LB 164 was introduced in the Nebraska Legislature Transportation and Telecommunications Committee on February 1, 2021. The bill would give municipalities with populations as low as 500 the discretion to lower certain highway speed limits without conducting a traffic engineering study.

The NMA opposes this measure since arbitrarily lowering speed limits will not improve highway safety and could lead to a proliferation of speed traps. Learn more about how speed limits should be set here.

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