Resources:
Speed Limit Fact Sheet ( PDF )
Free to download, print & distribute.

This is a list of links to state Department of Transportation pages explaining their speed zoning policies. The ITE has developed a “majority rule” pamphlet like the one used by Arizona, Kansas, and Missouri.

Many states have rational guidelines for setting speed limits. However, these guidelines are seldom followed, because of political and revenue generating objectives. The police officers in each state are not responsible for setting these policies, but they are obligated and pressured to enforce them.

Institute of Transportation Engineers
Speed Zoning Information – A Case of “Majority Rule” (proposed standard)

Alaska
Speed Zoning Policy and Procedure

Arizona
Establishing Speed Limits – A Case of “Majority Rule”

Colorado
Establishing Realistic Speed Limits

Connecticut
Speed Limit FAQ

Kansas
Establishing Speed Limits

Louisiana
LaDOTD FAQ – Speed Limits

Maine
Speed Limits – How Are They Set?

Maryland
Speed Limits

Massachusetts
Procedures For Speed Zoning On State And Municipal Roadways (unofficial site)

Michigan
Establishing Realistic Speed Limits

Minnesota
Speed Limit? Here’s Your Answer

Ohio
Procedures for Speed Zones

Texas
Procedures for Establishing Speed Zones

Virginia
VDOT Travel Center FAQ – Speed Limits

Washington
WSDOT Traffic Services – Speed Limits