“I’m sure there are people who have the perception that without a speed limit sign, there is no speed limit,” Greene County Road Superintendent, Dave Tierney, said. “But, ignorance of the law is no excuse.”
According to Arkansas Code Annotated 27-51-216, “If a county judge has not established a speed limit on a county road within the jurisdiction boundaries of his or her county, then the speed limit shall be 40 miles per hour on the county road.”
“There's less traffic so kids tend to play in the road and are probably less aware than let's say if they were on (U.S.) 412 that there's traffic,” Tierney said.
“The public needs to learn there is an appropriate speed for all roads and they need to travel at that appropriate speed,” he said. “That sign is not going to slow people down. It is no different than a stop sign or anything else. A speed limit sign is only as good as the person who is approaching it. So, if they’re going to speed on a county road, they’re going to speed rather we put up a sign or not.”
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