What Does “Speed Limit” Really Mean?

A speed limit is just that: a limit.

However, in the State of Arkansas one can operate a motor vehicle at an unsafe speed while driving the speed limit or even slower! Arkansas Code Annotated § 27-51-201 states that: “No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.”

Regardless of the posted speed limit, conditions such as traffic, weather and other hazards obligate drivers to sometimes drive slower for safety.

This is a reminder from gGreen.com to know the laws of the road and stay safe!

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