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§31-14-7  Reduction by local authorities of speed limits in open areas. –

Published: 2015

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Speed Restrictions

SECTION 31-14-7

   § 31-14-7  Reduction by local authorities

of speed limits in open areas. –

Whenever local authorities within their respective jurisdictions determine upon

the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that the prima facie

speed permitted under this chapter upon any street or highway outside a

business or residence district is greater than is reasonable or safe under the

conditions found to exist upon the street or highway, the local authority may

determine and declare a reasonable and safe prima facie limit on that street or

highway, but in no event less than thirty-five miles per hour (35 mph) and

subject to § 31-14-8, which reduced prima facie limit shall be effective

at all times or during hours of darkness or at any other times that may be

determined when appropriate signs giving notice of the authorized speed are

erected upon the street or highway.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 25, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 31-14-7.)