Chapter 10.08


10.08.010    State speed laws applicable.

10.08.020    Increasing speed limit in certain zones.

10.08.030    Regulation of speed by traffic signals.

10.08.040    Speed limits under emergency conditions.

10.08.010 State speed laws applicable.

The state traffic laws regulating the speed of vehicles shall be applicable upon all streets within the city, except as this chapter, as authorized by state law, declares and determines upon the basis of engineering and traffic investigation that certain speed regulations shall be applicable upon specified streets or in certain areas, in which event it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of any speed so declared in this chapter when signs are in place giving notice thereof. (Ord. 53 § 24, 1957)

10.08.020 Increasing speed limit in certain zones.

It is determined on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that the speed permitted by state law upon the following streets is less than is necessary for safe operation of vehicles thereon by reason of the designation and signposting of the streets as arterial highways and/or by reason of widely spaced intersections and it is declared that the speed limit shall be as set forth in this section on those streets or parts of streets designated below at the times specified when signs are erected giving notice thereof:

Name of Street     Speed Limit

84th Avenue N.E., from    35 mph at
N.E. 12th Street to     all times
N.E. 28th Street

(Ord. 830 § 1, 2001; Ord. 711 § 1, 1995; Ord. 269, 1970; Ord. 138, 1962; Ord. 79, 1959; Ord. 61, 1958; Ord. 53 § 25, 1957)

10.08.030 Regulation of speed by traffic signals.

The city engineer is authorized to regulate the timing of traffic signals so as to permit the movement of traffic in an orderly and safe manner. (Ord. 53 § 26, 1957)

10.08.040 Speed limits under emergency conditions.

Whenever, in the opinion of either the city engineer or the city marshal, an emergency situation exists which requires a temporary speed limitation lower that those established in CHMC 10.08.010 and 10.08.020, the city engineer and/or the city marshal shall have authority to determine and establish whatever limit or limits are proper and necessary under the circumstances then existing. Notice of such emergency speed limits shall be given by prominently displayed signs, the number and placement of which shall be at the discretion of the city engineer and/or the city marshal. (Ord. 143, 1963; Ord. 53 § 26 (1), 1957)