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What is the correct way to handle this situation? Strictly speaking, each driver exceeding the speed limit is in violation of the traffic sign even if everybody else also infringes it. Thus it is completely valid for the police to pull & fine anyone from among those drivers. Statutes like the one you mention are intended for scenarios where a driver ...


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The person who is changing lanes has the responsibility to make sure that they have space to move into. Suppose there was a person in front of you in the destination lane who hit the brakes suddenly - if you change lanes and rear-end them, that's your fault, because you failed to leave enough distance. I don't see how it's any different in this case, where ...


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Everyone has the duty to avoid accidents, at all times. When you change lanes, you have more than the normal duty: You have to check that the other lane is empty, that there is no slow traffic in front of you in that lane that you would bump into, and that there is no fast traffic behind you in that lane that would bump into you. You even have to check the ...


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Yes there are pretty certain speed limits on freeways. Let's have a look at ORS 811.130: (1) A person commits the offense of impeding traffic if the person drives a motor vehicle or a combination of motor vehicles in a manner that impedes or blocks the normal and reasonable movement of traffic. "normal and reasonable" are the keywords here. Driving ...


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The national standard, found in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), indicates, in Section 2B.13 Speed Limit Sign: 03 Speed Limit signs, indicating speed limits for which posting is required by law, shall be located at the points of change from one speed limit to another. It would not be legal to accelerate to the new speed before ...


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Will it be enforced abroad? Probably not. Will it have negative consequences if you return to the United States? Probably. Given the relatively small amount of the fine, it is not likely to be worth the county's time, money and effort to find you and pursue the debt in your country. However, it is possible that if the fine remains unpaid a warrant may be ...


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When there is a road sign showing a speed limit, your speed must be reduced to the speed limit when you reach the sign. If a speed limit is only visible at the last moment, you can complain, but otherwise it’s just bad luck.


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It would be the speed limit that a reasonable person would assume. Such a person would see speed limit signs on the highway before it approaches the town (say 70 mph). Not seeing any other speed limit signs when entering/driving through the town, such a person would still look for signs of urban area (pedestrian crossings, bus stops etc.) — just in case ...


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