Cop seemed to have charged me going 45 mph in a 35 mph street.No where in this 1,000 ft stretch+! Is a mph sign no I know what you are saying well who cares well the thing is Texas universal speed from what I just know right now because Texas doesn't even educate it on there driving school program is 30!.There is neighborhood suburban and commercial there is also 2 major schools between this stretch.So I'm thinking this is beyond dismissed I should also say this road is a 6% grade and there is No dip sign! I will argue how am I supposed to assume to go 35mph when it's NOT A UNIVERSAL SPEED.The street across the intersection has over 6! Speed signs and over 3! Dip signs and 1! Other sign this is such a set up.
PIck up a drivers handbook and read it. There are two kinds of maximum speed limits. All roadways in Texas have a default speed limit called the prima facie limit based on the type of roadway. This applies to residential streets (30 mph), alleys (15 mph), interstates (70 mph), etc.
The Texas State Transportation code § 545.352 defines lawful for speeds for various types of roads. Inside a city or town, 30 miles per hour is assumed to be a safe and lawful speed, unless you are driving in an alleyway. Then, the speed limit is 25 miles per hour. Once you get onto a numbered highway and away from urban and residential areas, the speed limit jumps to 70 miles per hour. On an unnumbered highway outside of an urban district, the speed limit is usually 60 miles per hour. On some parts of Interstates 10 and 20, the speed limit is set even higher, at 80 miles per hour.
However, as you've probably noticed by now, there are many instances in which Texas speed limits don't match these "default" limits. The next section of the Transportation Code gives municipalities the right to set different speed limits based on local conditions. Sometimes, it seems to drivers that these speed limits are set arbitrarily. However, in reality the law requires that traffic and engineering studies be performed to determine a speed that is not only safe but comfortable for the majority of drivers. Generally, engineers measure how fast drivers drive on the road in question, and set the speed limit based on the speed that 85 percent of the drivers are moving at or below. Texas speed limits may be set lower than this 85th percentile limit if there are special hazards such as curves and hills, or high numbers of accidents on the stretch of road in question. So, the next time you see a Texas speed limit sign, remember that a lot of thought has gone into choosing a reasonable speed limit.
There are no signs you cant kill people but you know that's illegal right?
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If you received the citation within the corporate city limits of the city of El Paso, go to the city website. Look under the city secretary to find the zoning ordinance for the street you received the citation on (the ordinance will control the prima facia limit, if there is such an ordinance). Then you can search the traffic engineers records for where the appropriate speed limit signs are to be placed. Make a video of the location to show what your route of travel was and the lack of signs. Then contact a local attorney.
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