Q&A - What's the Speed Limit When There Are No Signs?
Is there a section under the highways laws that state in the absence of speed signage on a highway (ie a newly constructed/upgraded section), a driver will use common sence to judge what a "safe" speed would be?
Hwy 33 as you leave Kelowna was completed in 2012 and designed for 80 kmh or higher. Speaking with Kelowna Hwy Ministry, the speed was left at 60 due to local residents concerns, but is being looked at again to see if they can raise it.
Signage was not completed until 2013 (after I rcvd my ticket). The section in question had "one" 60kmh sign at the beginning, but then went on for about 4 Km with nothing except "normal" hwy signs such as distance to next towns. It also had an "Advanced Warning Flasher" for an intersection, which are for roads/hwys with "posted" speeds of 70kmh or greater (conflicting signage???). It was just prior to this intersection where the RCMP had their speed trap....right below the Advanced Warning Flasher.