When the speed limit changes, where does it actually take affect? Just before the sign or at the sign?


How long will it take to commute from Pasadena to Santa Monica in the morning?

As a Law Enforcement Officer this is really a "no brainer"..... The sign indicates what the speed limit is from the location of the sign to the next sign be it 1 mile or 20 miles. So until you reach a speed limit sign your speed limit is whatever was posted on the sign previous to the one you are approaching. If the one you are approaching is lower then the previous one you must slow down to the lower speed and be doing that speed once you pass that sign. This is a pure "black & white" answer based on what the written law is...what has to be remembered is that you will be given an acceptable distance to comply with the speed limit change just don't expect the police to agree that a mile is an acceptable distance. To be on the safe side...when you can read the speed limit sign you see ahead of you begin to make any required speed changes.

Commuting in London by moped/scooter?

The law may be different in each state, however in California is the speed limit changes AT the sign, not before it.

What advice would you give to smb that has never been to New York city about DRIVING in NYC?

At the sign

Ever get change back for this?

Some would say it starts where you can read, but I remember it being at the sign itself.

Should I move closer to work?

well i would love to say AT the sign but as the judge said to me it is up to the descrepancy of the officer. so with that being said i have to say you must be doing the speed the sign says by the time you get there:)

Why can't a high-speed rail line be built from LA to Vegas? Wouldn't it make more sense than traffice jams?

I have heard it is when you can see the sign, but to be safe, I'd say after you have passed it.

Why can't kids freaking drive??

at the sign but you should start slowing down or speeding up a little before you get to it

is Indian creek middle school goingto have school the 1 of december?

The width of a pubic hair after the sign

how come some freeway exits have the "exit only" exits and others dont...?

speed zone is at the police officers discretion.most of the time there already giving you 5 mph over to start with.

how far is queens park from centre of shawlands?

i think the legalities of it are pretty much the same in every state-you have like 20 feet after the sign to speed up or slow down.

what is the differnce between a highway, freeway and expressway?

The speed indicated by the sign is the actual speed that your vehicle should be moving once you get to the sign. The speed your vehicle is moving before the sign is the speed that was indicated on the previous sign. So if the first sign says 45 mph and you are approaching a sign that indicates 30 mph then by the time you get to the sign you need to have slowed down to 30 mph. If you get to the sign and then decrease speed from 45 mph to 30 mph you are speeding and can receive a summons.

What is the traffic condition like?

When a speed limit increases or decreases it does so at the sign.

jay uses 5 1/3 gallons of gas to drive to work and back 4 times?

i beleive in PA there is a 1/4 mile Transition period.
I dont think they will bust you for traveling the previously posted speed,until after a 1/4 mile of the new limit.

could u give me a map to see how long it takes to get to sadsberryville to danver pa?

At the sign

have you ever run to catch a bus in a busy street?

AT the sign & there is no grace period after the sign

Should slow drivers get tickets too?

In Illinois:

I need a detailed direction travelling by car?

When the speed limit drops, you need to be in compliance by the time you reach the sign.

What do people think of congestion charging?

When the speed limit goes up, you aren't allowed to ramp up so you're in compliance then. (I thought it was good logic, but the cop didn't think so.)
More Questions & Answers ...

  • On the carpool lane why cant you change lanes when its a double line?
  • what is the different between a highway and a freeway?
  • where can i find portable transfer fueld tanks in california?
  • Does driving in over drive burn more gas then driving in normal drive?
  • reversing back?
  • how bad is the traffic in sheffield on a saturday?
  • Would you give up your seat on bus or subway, if...?
  • what causes domestic rage?
  • Why are we paying tolls for Bridges that are already built and paid for?
  • How often does a person get lost delivery pizza?Pizza Delivery Time?
  • This article contents is post by this website user, CarQnA.com doesn't promise its accuracy.

    Copyright 2006-2009 CarQnA.com All Rights Reserved.