The Traffic Stop: Speeding

By McPherson Police Department
November 03, 2014

The Kansas Driving Handbook has the following to say about speed: “[In Kansas} you must never drive at a speed greater than is reasonable & prudent under the conditions. Consider road, weather, and your vehicle condition.  What may be reasonable at one time [of day or year] may not be reasonable at another time…

Where no special hazard exists & unless otherwise posted, maximum speed limits are: in any business district, 20 mph; in any residential area, 30 mph; on any separated/multi-lane highway, 70 mph; on any county or township highway, 55 mph; & on all other highways, 65 mph… Where a minimum speed is not posted, it is also unlawful to drive so slowly as to impede/block traffic flow.”

In McPherson, the speed limit in any public/parochial school zone is 20 mph and in City parks & public grounds, it is also 20 mph. The MINIMUM fine for speeding in the City, which is a moving violation, is $30 plus $75 Municipal Court Cost.

This feature is organized by the Traffic Section of Patrol Bureau. We have finally reached the bottom of the topic list we initially collected when this feature debuted!

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We may address your question in a future “Traffic Stop”.

If any question requires an immediate answer please feel free to phone one of our Officers at our non-emergency number: (620)245-1200.