What conditions influence speed limits?
The following conditions influence speed limits -

- A typical traffic characteristics because of particular land use or other conditions.

- Road designs elements substantially above or below what are atypical.

- Prevailing speeds consistently higher or lowers than the statutory speed limit.

- Transition between rural and urban areas on major highways.

- Schools or other significant pedestrian traffic areas.

- Road construction activity.

- Frequent collisions in which speed is a contributing factor.

- Unusual or unanticipated conditions.

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