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Curious

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Jul 19, 2012
 

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I have a rather boggling question as to why unmarked speed limits on gravel roads are 55mph. How on earth is those speeds safe for anyone to be traveling especially on loose gravel?.. I mean seriously why are they 55mph but yet our highway speed limit in town is only 50.. Its paved and safer.. Cent be because of more people in town because if u think about it you have more to worry about running out in front of u in the country than u would in town.. They need to rethink their speed limits a bit around here..
Arf Johnson

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Jul 20, 2012
 

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the speed limit on unmarked gravel roads is 45 mph, not 55 mph.
Curious

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Well according to the sheriff dept it is 55 mph.
Arf Johnson

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Jul 20, 2012
 
I called them and they said 45 in Bourbon County.
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Jul 21, 2012
 
i go 65-70
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Jul 23, 2012
 
Arf Johnson you should read the commissioner minutes. 4 years ago after Coleman took office it was raised to 55 unless posted otherwise. Look it up
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Jul 23, 2012
 

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I called my county commissioner and told them I thought the speed limit should be 15 on gravel roads.
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Jul 23, 2012
 
No wunder theres so many accidents involving.roll overs and peoples family's getting killed in accidents in the country.. Think someone needs to.open up thier eyes a bit.
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Jul 23, 2012
 
It doesn't matter what the speed limit is. People are going to drive as fast as they want and it won't be enforced.
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Jul 23, 2012
 
Curious wrote:
I have a rather boggling question as to why unmarked speed limits on gravel roads are 55mph. How on earth is those speeds safe for anyone to be traveling especially on loose gravel?.. I mean seriously why are they 55mph but yet our highway speed limit in town is only 50.. Its paved and safer.. Cent be because of more people in town because if u think about it you have more to worry about running out in front of u in the country than u would in town.. They need to rethink their speed limits a bit around here..

You ever here that song...
Ya the one I be livin
I can't drive 55 haha !
hard working dude

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Nov 8, 2012
 

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Just got a ticket for going 47 mph in a 30, unmarked county road. Speed limit sign knocked over and covered with mud. The Sherrif stated he was responsible for enforcing the limit, not maintaining the signs. Sounds like a money maker to me. Be careful in Sterling City, TX.
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Nov 8, 2012
 
8-1558.&#8195;Maximum speed limits.(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) and except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with K.S.A. 8-1557, and amendments thereto, the limits specified in this subsection or established as authorized by law shall be maximum lawful speeds, and no person shall operate a vehicle at a speed in excess of such maximum limits:

(1)&#8195;In any urban district, 30 miles per hour;

(2)&#8195;on any separated multilane highway, as designated and posted by the secretary of transportation, 75 miles per hour;

(3)&#8195;on any county or township highway, 55 miles per hour; and

(4)&#8195;on all other highways, 65 miles per hour.

(b)&#8195;No person shall drive a school bus to or from school, or interschool or intraschool functions or activities, at a speed in excess of the maximum speed limits provided in subsection (a), except that the board of education of any school district may establish by board policy lower maximum speed limits for the operation of such district's school buses. The provisions of this subsection relating to school buses shall apply to buses used for the transportation of students enrolled in community colleges or area vocational schools, when such buses are transporting students to or from school, or functions or activities.

http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/stat...
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Nov 8, 2012
 
Ardour we have been through this. Its not 45 its 55. 4 years ago after Coleman became commissioner the speed limit was raised to 55. Its in the minutes. LOOK IT UP ALREADY. Besides if you live in the country you would be aware of driving on gravel. I wouldn't ask a Dr. to turn wrenches once a month!!! Stay in town if you don't like it or stick to the pavement where the speed limits are slower. Move elsewhere and quit your complaining. Your probably still sore Obama won. So am I but move on!!!
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#14
Nov 8, 2012
 
Ardour? Smart phones just do not understand. I meant Arf. Also you don't always have to drive the speed limit. They taught me that in drivers ed way back in the day.
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Nov 9, 2012
 
Apples wrote:
8-1558.&#8195;Maximum speed limits.(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) and except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with K.S.A. 8-1557, and amendments thereto, the limits specified in this subsection or established as authorized by law shall be maximum lawful speeds, and no person shall operate a vehicle at a speed in excess of such maximum limits:
(1)&#8195;In any urban district, 30 miles per hour;
(2)&#8195;on any separated multilane highway, as designated and posted by the secretary of transportation, 75 miles per hour;
(3)&#8195;on any county or township highway, 55 miles per hour; and
(4)&#8195;on all other highways, 65 miles per hour.
(b)&#8195;No person shall drive a school bus to or from school, or interschool or intraschool functions or activities, at a speed in excess of the maximum speed limits provided in subsection (a), except that the board of education of any school district may establish by board policy lower maximum speed limits for the operation of such district's school buses. The provisions of this subsection relating to school buses shall apply to buses used for the transportation of students enrolled in community colleges or area vocational schools, when such buses are transporting students to or from school, or functions or activities.
http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/stat...
. Then why is the speed limit on the old highway 45?
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Nov 9, 2012
 
The commissioners can set it at what they want. Its not hard. Have a meeting, 2 out of 3 agree and POOF. Whats done is done
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Nov 9, 2012
 
speedy wrote:
<quoted text>. Then why is the speed limit on the old highway 45?
you are dealing with maximums unless otherwise posted different
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Nov 10, 2012
 
Just because it is the limit, you don't have to go that fast if you don't feel safe. Speed limits don't mean a thing to people...you could put it at 30 and people are going to go as fast as they want.
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Nov 10, 2012
 
Dumb wrote:
Just because it is the limit, you don't have to go that fast if you don't feel safe. Speed limits don't mean a thing to people...you could put it at 30 and people are going to go as fast as they want.
. DUH!
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Curious wrote:
I have a rather boggling question as to why unmarked speed limits on gravel roads are 55mph. How on earth is those speeds safe for anyone to be traveling especially on loose gravel?.. I mean seriously why are they 55mph but yet our highway speed limit in town is only 50.. Its paved and safer.. Cent be because of more people in town because if u think about it you have more to worry about running out in front of u in the country than u would in town.. They need to rethink their speed limits a bit around here..
iDrive 60 or 65 on the gravel roads

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