Suggest speed limit signs in a corner

# Thread: Suggest speed limit signs in a corner

1. ## Suggest speed limit signs in a corner

A newbie to this forum, sorry if this question has been covered.

If the posted speed limit on a road is 80 KM/hr and you enter a corner that has a sign of 30km/hr corner. Is it speeding if you take the corner at 80KM/Hr? Is the sign for the corner a suggested speed for make it through the corner or is it the speed limit in the corner. I believe it is the suggested speed and as long as you are not breaking the speed limit on the road (80KM/Hr) you are not getting a speeding ticket.

thanks

KawiPG

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3. i dunno. i just take whatever is posted and double it.

4. (I'm not a cop, but a retired truck driver)

Suggested speed signs are just that, suggested speed, now if you biff it by travelling faster than the suggested speed, I don't think you would get a ticket, maybe for littering the highway with bike parts.

The suggested speed signs are more for big transport trucks or when roads are slippery from ice or water.
And for people that are not accustomed to driving down the local roads, caution should be used though in all cases when in a corner with a suggested speed. 20 and 30 kph suggested speed corners should give anyone a pretty good indication that they should slow down.

Oh, and it is nice to hear from someone that actually reads some of the signs on the road...lol

5. These suggested speed limit signs should not be treated like mathematical calculations. What I mean is that if you come across one don't immediately assume that you can double the number on the sign and do that through the corner. I've seen some signs that say 30km/h and I could easily ride it at 90km/h and I've seen signs that say 30km/h but it would be physically impossible for a motorbike to do anything over 60km/h through it.

6. Now back in your early days of riding you might remember two terms..."regulatory signs" and "warning signs". Anyone tell me what the colour of the "regulatory signs" are...that's right..reflective white with black writing. ...and the "warning signs"...yep...yellow with black letters. The regulatory signs...uh..regulate...and the warning signs warn. Saying all that smartassed stuff...if you chose to disregard a warning sign and something happened then you could be held liable for riding without due care or reasonable consideration because you didn't heed the warning. As Darkcbr said..I have seen a 10 mph warning sign on the Needles Road in the Black Hills...where the gap between sides of a roadway in a U turn was only about 6 feet...try to double or triple that speed and you leave on an expensive helicopter ride to a very expensive US hospital.

7. that's my brother kawiPG... we had this conversation just earlier today.

many corners are posted in yellow as 30kph.... you can easily do 60-70kph through them especially of you know the corner.

so it was my question to him "what if you're doing 70kph in a 30kph sign is there? you're 40 over.... and busted? bike impounded?
and he was saying I think that's a suggested speed if it's a yellow sign.

so here we are asking this....

so technically? if the white sign prior to that sign says 80kph you could do 80kph thru the 30 corner and be not break the law?
if this is true I may keep my brand new bike lol

I know this has been partially answered - thank u for that.

8. come now. It means you can do 119kph on that 80kph legal road without an excessive on that 30kph turn...

might not want to drive without undue care though

6 foot U-turn ... still working on 17.5 feet. Guess I need a run through the bison school of awesome 6' turns. mmm, crown.

9. Originally Posted by bakwheeltango
many corners are posted in yellow as 30kph.... you can easily do 60-70kph through them especially of you know the corner.

so it was my question to him "what if you're doing 70kph in a 30kph sign is there? you're 40 over.... and busted? bike impounded?
and he was saying I think that's a suggested speed if it's a yellow sign.

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so technically? if the white sign prior to that sign says 80kph you could do 80kph thru the 30 corner and be not break the law?
if this is true I may keep my brand new bike lol

Since it's now fully up to the whims and interpretation of the lawman who may happen to observe your corner execution, it's rather tough to say and probably varies from officer to officer, depending on how reckless it looks to them. good luck!

10. Warnings are generally way off. I usually don't follow them when either know the corner or can see what's going to happen. On the other hand there are some that are way to fast IMO. Example cambie street bridge heading south with the offramp to 4th or w/e is posted 40kph. My work van at 30kph around that is fast enough.

Generally use wise judgment, don't do what you don't know.

11. it's all just so darn complicated ...

12. Playground speed limit signs are yellow with black markings,
Are you saying its suggested and not mandatory?

Originally Posted by Bison
Now back in your early days of riding you might remember two terms..."regulatory signs" and "warning signs". Anyone tell me what the colour of the "regulatory signs" are...that's right..reflective white with black writing. ...and the "warning signs"...yep...yellow with black letters. The regulatory signs...uh..regulate...and the warning signs warn. Saying all that smartassed stuff...if you chose to disregard a warning sign and something happened then you could be held liable for riding without due care or reasonable consideration because you didn't heed the warning. As Darkcbr said..I have seen a 10 mph warning sign on the Needles Road in the Black Hills...where the gap between sides of a roadway in a U turn was only about 6 feet...try to double or triple that speed and you leave on an expensive helicopter ride to a very expensive US hospital.

13. i noticed that in WA if the suggested speed is 30 or above, it is usually a nice easy corner. If it's below 30... you better be doing what it tells ya.

that is MPH, not KPH

14. Its not just the number but really look at the picture...ie does it look like a small arc or a uturn/switchback pic?

Also, some back roads don't even have these courtesy suggested warning signs...