25 MPH speed Limit Unenforcable?

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25 MPH speed Limit Unenforcable?

Postby safety frog » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:32 pm

November 26, 2012
Selectmen set 25 mph speed limit

Police say it goes against state law; it's unenforceable

By John Toole jtoole@eagletribune.com

Eagle Tribune article reporst that 25 mph hour speed limits are not legal in NH and the State limit of 30 MPH is. Assume this applies to Danville, though there are places that need the lower limit?
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Re: 25 MPH speed Limit Unenforcable?

Postby shawn_oneil » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:57 pm

safety frog wrote:November 26, 2012
Selectmen set 25 mph speed limit

Police say it goes against state law; it's unenforceable

By John Toole jtoole@eagletribune.com

Eagle Tribune article reporst that 25 mph hour speed limits are not legal in NH and the State limit of 20 MPH is. Assume this applies to Danville, though there are places that need the lower limit?


The Board has had no discussion of speed on the agenda for some time. In fact, I don't recall ever talking about it.
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Re: 25 MPH speed Limit Unenforcable?

Postby safety frog » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:21 am

It has been a while since the 25 mph signs went up.
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Re: 25 MPH speed Limit Unenforcable?

Postby James Mickalide » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:00 pm

safety frog wrote:November 26, 2012
Selectmen set 25 mph speed limit

Police say it goes against state law; it's unenforceable

By John Toole jtoole@eagletribune.com

Eagle Tribune article reporst that 25 mph hour speed limits are not legal in NH and the State limit of 30 MPH is. Assume this applies to Danville, though there are places that need the lower limit?


If this is in reference to the article on Windham the actual context was that in order to reduce the speed limit and have it enfoceable was to have a traffic study with a set number of criteria before a a reduction in the speed limit was considered. So if you run across a 25 mile speed limit don't assume it is unenforceable. It may be one that passed the test and was legally reduced.

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Re: 25 MPH speed Limit Unenforcable?

Postby SBinRockrimmon » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:29 pm

James Mickalide wrote:If this is in reference to the article on Windham the actual context was that in order to reduce the speed limit and have it enfoceable was to have a traffic study with a set number of criteria before a a reduction in the speed limit was considered. So if you run across a 25 mile speed limit don't assume it is unenforceable. It may be one that passed the test and was legally reduced.

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If a town knowingly posts speed limits that contradict state law it could be argued that all the speed limits in said town are invalid. If the town is willing to violate state law on road X how would drivers know that the limits on road Y are valid? If you use the state law set for roadways I would think that a good argument could be made that there is no way for the average person to know what roadways have been subject to a study and which ones aren't. This is one of the main reasons towns aren't able to legally make up their own rules. It makes it even worse when they have received legal advice stating the limits contradict state law, yet still vote to allow it to go through.
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Re: 25 MPH speed Limit Unenforcable?

Postby James Mickalide » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:21 pm

So that 25mph on Danville/Hampstead road because of state law it is actually 30mph.

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