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    Speeding Tickets in Indiana


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    A person may not drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions, having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. Speed shall be restricted as necessary to avoid any kind of collision or to comply with the legal requirement of using due care while driving. The maximum speed limits in Indiana are 15 miles per hour in an alley, 30 miles per hour in an urban district, 70 miles per hour on a highway that is designated as part of the national system of interstate and defense highways and is located outside of an urbanized area with a population of at least 50,000. The maximum speed limit is 65 miles per hour on a highway on the national system of interstate and defense highways for any vehicle other than a bus that has a declared gross weight greater than 26,000 pounds. There are stretches of road on U.S. 20 and U.S. 31 where 65 miles per hour is the maximum speed limit.

    The maximum speed limit is 60 miles per hour on a highway that is not designated as part of the national system of interstate and defense highways, has 4 or more lanes, and is divided into 2 roadways. The maximum speed limit on any highways that do not fall under the previous classifications is 55 miles per hour.

    Absolute Speed Limit in Indiana


    Absolute speed limits are the posted speed limits that are on signs on the road. In Indiana, there are different maximum speed limits depending on the type of road and the type of vehicle. The maximum speed limits are 15 miles per hour in an alley, 30 miles per hour in an urban district, and 70 miles per hour on a highway that is part of the national system of interstate highways and is located outside of an urbanized area with a population of at least 50,000. On other roads in Indiana that do not fall under those classifications, the maximum speed limit is 55 miles per hour.

    The maximum speed limit on a highway is 65 miles per hour for any vehicle besides a bus that has a declared gross weight of 26,000 pounds. This maximum speed limit applies to any highway that is part of the national system of interstate and defense highways and is also located outside of an urbanized area with a population of at least 50,000. The maximum speed limit for a vehicle is 60 miles per hour on a highway that is not designated as a part of the national system of interstate and defense highways, has four or more lanes, and is divided into 2 or more roadways.

    Presumed Speed Limit in Indiana


    In addition to the maximum speed limits motorists must follow in Indiana, there is a presumed speed limit in the state. A presumed speed limit is not based on the speeds found on signs located along a road or highway. Instead, a presumed speed limit takes factors such as road and weather conditions into account to determine whether a particular speed is safe. Indiana's presumed speed limit law reads "a person may not drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions, having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. Speed shall be restricted as necessary to avoid colliding with a person, vehicle, or other conveyance on, near, or entering a highway in compliance with legal requirements and with the duty of all persons to use due care." Conditions that may require a reduced speed include driving in snow or rain, driving around a curve, driving up a hill, or driving on a narrow or winding roadway. Special hazards caused by pedestrians, traffic, weather, or road conditions may require reduced speeds.

    Slow Driving in Indiana


    Driving a vehicle at a very slow speed can also be dangerous. In Indiana, a person may not drive a motor vehicle at a slow speed that impedes or blocks the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with the law. The Indiana department of transportation has the authority to set minimum speed limits if it feels such a measure is necessary for a certain road or highway.
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