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13. Reduction of the Prima Facie Speed Limit within Subdivisions

COUNTY OF IDAHO ORDINANCE NO. 13
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REDUCTION OF THE PRIMA FACIE SPEED LIMIT WITHIN PLOTTED SUBDIVISIONS, BUT UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY FOR THE EXCEEDING OF SUCH SPEED LIMITS, PROVIDING FOR THE ORDINANCE BECOMING EFFECTIVE UPON ITS PASSAGE, APPROVAL. AND PUBLICATION:
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO.
Section 1. Within all platted subdivisions within the unincorporated area of Idaho County Idaho;
(A) No persons shall drive a vehicle on any such highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing, In every event, speed shall be so controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle, or other conveyance on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.
(B) Where no special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with Paragraph (A) of this section the speed of any vehicle within any platted subdivision shall not exceed 25 M.P.H. and any speed in excess thereof, shall prima facie evidence that the speed is not reasonable or prudent and that it is unlawful.
Section 2 Provided, however, before the provision of this ordinance shall take effect, the County Highway Department shall post such speed limit signs as are ordinarily required under the regulations of the Idaho State Department of Transportation the terms of which regulations are hereby incorporated by this reference.
Anyone found violating this Section shall be penalized as set forth in the Idaho Code relating to other speeding violations.
This ordinance shall become effective upon its passage, approval, and publications.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Lewis Crea – Chairman
Bob J. Waite – Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners

 

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