2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-878.2 - Maximum speed limits in certain residence districts of counties, cities, and towns; penalt...
46.2-878.2. Maximum speed limits in certain residence districts ofcounties, cities, and towns; penalty.
Operation of any motor vehicle in excess of a maximum speed limit establishedfor a highway in a residence district of a county, city, or town, whenindicated by appropriately placed signs displaying the maximum speed limitand the penalty for violations, shall be unlawful and constitute a trafficinfraction punishable by a fine of $200, in addition to other penaltiesprovided by law. No portion of the fine shall be suspended unless the courtorders 20 hours of community service. The Commonwealth Transportation Boardor any local governing body having jurisdiction over highways shall developcriteria for the overall applicability for the installation of signs. Suchcriteria shall not exclude highways, functionally classified as minorarterials, serving areas that either (i) were built as residentialdevelopments or (ii) have grown to resemble residential developments,provided, in either case, (i) such highways are experiencing documentedspeeding problems and (ii) the local governing body requests the applicationof this section to such highway. Such signs may be installed in any town andshall not require the approval of the county within which such town islocated. Any such signs installed in any town shall be paid for by the townrequesting the installation of the signs, or out of the county's secondarysystem construction allocation.
(1996, c. 172; 1999, c. 87; 2002, c. 882; 2004, c. 350; 2006, c. 547.)
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