First Friday Fun Fact

The Corpus Christi Police Department has a campaign called “First Friday Fun Fact” that will focus on different Texas traffic laws.  It will run on the first Friday of each month. Here is this month’s traffic fact.

 

Advisory speeds

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What is the speed limit on the curve marked by the sign at the left?  Most people would say 25 MPH, but the answer is that we don’t have enough information to know what the speed limit is here.  The “25 MPH” sign here is a speed advisory sign only, not a speed limit sign.  Speed advisory signs indicate the recommended speed for a particular upcoming hazard like a turn or a curve in the roadway, but they are not a legal speed limit.  Enforceable speed limits are marked by the familiar black and white SPEED LIMIT signs.  So, the speed limit for this curve would be whatever the last black and white

 

*Thanks to the Texas Highway Man

http://www.texashighwayman.com/laws.shtml