[Tagging] maxspeed:type vs source:maxspeed // StreetComplete

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 07:51:02 UTC 2018

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> On 19. Sep 2018, at 08:01, Tod Fitch <tod at fitchdesign.com> wrote:
> California, and I suspect most if not all other states, has a reasonable and prudent clause in the speed statutes too. So depending on conditions, especially weather conditions, theoretically you can get a speeding ticket while driving under the signed or prima facia speed limit.
> However I think that is a diversionary argument that basically implies that we can’t tag any road with a speed limit because the default or signed speed limit can be trumped by a reasonable and prudent clause in the motor vehicle code.

I’d guess most jurisdictions will have a clause like this, Italy and Germany have them as well, but unless you are involved in an accident you won’t get into problems as long as you respect the signposted or default limits. There may be different implicit limits for certain weather conditions (e.g. 50kph if visibility is inferior to 50m), but this is not comparable to vague indications like “reasonable”.


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