2017 Nebraska Revised Statutes
Chapter 60 - MOTOR VEHICLES
60-6,186 Speed; maximum limits; signs.
60-6,186. Speed; maximum limits; signs.
(1) Except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with section 60-6,185, the limits set forth in this section and sections 60-6,187, 60-6,188, 60-6,305, and 60-6,313 shall be the maximum lawful speeds unless reduced pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, and no person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed in excess of such maximum limits:
(a) Twenty-five miles per hour in any residential district;
(b) Twenty miles per hour in any business district;
(c) Fifty miles per hour upon any highway that is not dustless surfaced and not part of the state highway system;
(d) Fifty-five miles per hour upon any dustless-surfaced highway not a part of the state highway system;
(e) Sixty miles per hour upon any part of the state highway system other than an expressway or a freeway, except that the Department of Transportation may, where existing design and traffic conditions allow, according to an engineering study, authorize a speed limit five miles per hour greater;
(f) Sixty-five miles per hour upon an expressway that is part of the state highway system;
(g) Sixty-five miles per hour upon a freeway that is part of the state highway system but not part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways; and
(h) Seventy-five miles per hour upon the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, except that the maximum speed limit shall be sixty miles per hour for:
(i) Any portion of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways located in Douglas County; and
(ii) That portion of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways designated as Interstate 180 in Lancaster County and Interstate 129 in Dakota County.
(2) The maximum speed limits established in subsection (1) of this section may be reduced by the Department of Transportation or by local authorities pursuant to section 60-6,188 or 60-6,190.
(3) The Department of Transportation and local authorities may erect and maintain suitable signs along highways under their respective jurisdictions in such number and at such locations as they deem necessary to give adequate notice of the speed limits established pursuant to subsection (1) or (2) of this section upon such highways.
- Laws 1973, LB 45, § 62;
- Laws 1974, LB 873, § 1;
- Laws 1975, LB 381, § 1;
- Laws 1977, LB 256, § 1;
- Laws 1987, LB 430, § 1;
- R.S.1943, (1988), § 39-662;
- Laws 1993, LB 370, § 282;
- Laws 1996, LB 901, § 7;
- Laws 2007, LB35, § 2;
- Laws 2017, LB339, § 212.
- Operative Date: July 1, 2017
- Operator's license, assessment of points for speeding, see section 60-4,182 et seq.
The statute requiring a driver of a vehicle emerging from a driveway onto a highway to yield the right-of-way to vehicles approaching on such highway applies to a 15-year-old boy riding a bicycle. McFarland v. King, 216 Neb. 92, 341 N.W.2d 920 (1983).
This section is not unconstitutional. State v. Padley, 195 Neb. 358, 237 N.W.2d 883 (1976).
Unreasonable classification of persons is not created hereby. State ex rel. Douglas v. Gradwohl, 194 Neb. 745, 235 N.W.2d 854 (1975).