#RoadRights Situation 27
A driver is entering a town on a rural highway however the road does not change.
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ANSWER: They should slow down to 20 – 25 mph for people walking and in areas where there are more intersections.
Often rural highways have no transition as they enter into our towns other than a reduced speed limit sign which drivers can easily miss if not looking for one. Drivers should not need a posted speed limit to tell them to slow down as they drive through towns. This change in their environment should tell them to slow down and look for other road users. Highway pedestrian crash data is on the rise because posted speed limits and drivers do not always slow down to 20 – 25 mph, a safer speed for people walking/biking along or crossing the road.