Why Aren’t There Speed Limits Posted Downtown?

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Q: I notice that there are no speed limits posted anywhere downtown. Why is that?

A: Remember that little DMV handbook you had to memorize before you took your first driving test? As the manual explains, when no speed limit is specified in a particular business or residential district, drivers are expected to obey the city’s default speed limit. Since 1959, that’s been 25 miles per hour.

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