Causes of Illegal Limits

Whether we drive or not, most of us are directly affected by the speed of motor vehicles.  Moreover, speed limits are a complex subject.  The labels “good” and “bad” are difficult to apply to a particular speed limit since these terms are subjective and based on preferences.  The posting, maintaining and enforcing of illegal speed limit signs stems from a variety of distinct causes and players, including:

Speed limits have always been a subject of both interest and controversy amongst different individuals and stakeholder groups, including: transportation and traffic enforcement agencies, safety advocates, motorists, non-motorist street and highway users (e.g., pedestrians and bicyclists), residential and commercial property occupants and the public at-large.