Is this sign legal?

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curiousaboutsigns
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Is this sign legal?

Unread post by curiousaboutsigns on

Sign in question - 50 km/h ahead.

The sign had an arrow on top, the number '50' , but there was no 'km/h'. Can it be argued in court that it is not legal, therefore, I did not have adequate time to slow from an 80 zone once I entered a 50 zone?

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Unread post by viper1 on

it is a warning sign of 50 ahead.
What are you asking?

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Unread post by curiousaboutsigns on

If the 'KM/H' is not on the sign can it be argued that it is not a legal sign, meaning, I was not given proper warning that the speed was going to drop?


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Unread post by Stanton on

Signs are covered under the Highway Traffic Act, Regulation 615

Link: http://www.canlii.org/en/on/laws/regu/r ... g-615.html

The KM/H tabs on speed limit signs are optional, and they're still valid without it. Also, to the best of my understanding, there is no requirement to give advance notice of a speed limit change. As long as there is a posted sign where the limit actually changes advising you of the new speed, it's legal.






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