TITLE 10. VEHICLES AND TRAFFICTITLE 10. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC\Chapter 10.08 SPEED LIMITS

Based upon engineering and traffic investigations of the Director of Safety of the State Highway Commission, at his request, and with the written approval of said Commission, it is now determined that the speed limit fixed by state law and the general traffic ordinance of the city is less than reasonable or safe under the conditions found to exist upon that portion of U.S. Highway No. 81 that lies in the city and extends from the south line of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 3 in Township 3 South, Range 3 West, in the county, northeasterly to an extension westward of the north line of Eighteenth Street, and that fifty miles per hour is a reasonable and safe speed limit at that place.

(Ord. 423 § 1, 1960)

It is unlawful for any person to drive or operate any vehicle upon the portion of U.S. Highway No. 81 described in Section 10.08.010 of this chapter:

A.    At a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing; or

B.    Under any conditions at a rate of speed in excess of fifty miles per hour when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected on such portion of highway.

(Ord. 423 § 2, 1960)

The commission of any act made unlawful by Sections 10.08.010 and 10.08.020 of this chapter shall constitute a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or by confinement in the city or other proper jail for not more than ten days.

(Ord. 423 § 3, 1960)