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Does a posted speed limit of 55 mph mean that you may drive 55 mph on that highway under all conditions?

This question is part of Practice Drivers Quiz #2
Asked by Machinemiller, Last updated: Oct 10, 2020

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Christian Jackson

Christian Jackson

Christian Jackson
Christian Jackson, Content Developer, Austin

Answered Feb 13, 2019

The posted limit is the maximum speed allowed under the best possible conditions. If a road is wet, icy, or otherwise impeded by lack of visibility or other obstructions, it is necessary to drive more slowly to match the conditions and maintain an appropriate level of safety.

Drivers must also be aware of additional potential hazards such as sharp turns, wildlife crossings, debris in the road, the appearance and actions of other vehicles, and other possible risks. Drivers must be cautious and aware of their surroundings in order to adjust their speed when needed.

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John Smith

John Smith

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John Smith

Answered Jul 21, 2017

No. Speed must be adjusted to conditions in order to avoid accidents.
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