Traffic Sign Information

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It is a common myth that installing a lower speed limit will cause drivers to slow down and reduce accidents. Facts indicate otherwise. Research conducted throughout the country over several decades has shown that drivers are influenced by the type of street and the current traffic conditions, and not the posted speed limit. When a speed limit sign is not posted, Fuquay-Varina’s basic speed limit of 35 mph still applies.

It requires that a person drives at a speed that is reasonable and prudent under existing conditions. In addition, the posted speed limit merely constitutes the maximum speed permissible along a given street. If conditions dictate that a person drives at a slower speed (e.g. poor visibility, subdivisions, work zone, etc.), it is incumbent upon every driver to proceed at a speed that is reasonable and prudent for existing driving conditions so as to avoid colliding with any person, object, or vehicle.