Pine Belt lawmaker files several roadway safety bills

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) – Senator Billy Hudson (R- Dist. 45) has filed three bills in the 2015 session that he hopes would make roadways safer in Mississippi.

Senate Bill 2056, which has been referred to the Highways and Transportation Committee, would authorize sheriffs to use radar speed detection in their jurisdiction….

…Hudson cosponsored SB 2722, the “texting and driving bill,” which also remains in the Highways and Transportation Committee….

…An additional bill authored by Hudson is SB 2058, which would require motorists to use headlights “whenever precipitation necessitates the use of windshield wipers.” It would also prohibit only parking light being used when headlights would be required