Module 5: Traffic Flow Control 08

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(Speed ​​Limits)Speed ​​limits Drivers must abide by posted minimum and maximum speed limits. These limits are designed to provide an orderly flow of traffic under normal driving conditions. During periods of heavy traffic, bad weather, low visibility, or other poor driving conditions, you should adjust your speed and following distance to help avoid collisions. The Speed ​​Limits table shows the maximum speed limits for all vehicles under different conditions. Drivers should also keep in mind that cities and counties have the authority to change these limits. Entities that set or change a speed limit must set the same for day and night.   

 After meeting certain requirements, the Texas Transportation Commission has the authority to increase the speed limit to 75 mph on parts of the state’s highway system if the Commission determines that the speed limit is reasonable and safe for that section of the highway. the highway. The Texas Transportation Commission also has the authority, after meeting certain requirements, to increase the speed limit to no more than 85 mph on a portion of the highway, if that portion is designed to accommodate travel at that speed and the Commission determines that the speed is reasonable and safe. The Texas Transportation Commission may also set an 80 mph speed limit on a portion of IH-10 or IH-20 in Crockett, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kerr, Kimble, Pecos, Reeves, Sutton counties. o Ward, if the Commission determines that 80 mph is a reasonable and safe speed for that section of the highway.