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8-1557. Basic rule governing speed of vehicles. No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual hazards then existing. Consistent with the foregoing, every person shall drive at a safe and appropriate speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railroad grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, and when special hazards exist with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.

History: L. 1974, ch. 33, ยง 8-1557; July 1.

Source or prior law:

8-532(a), (c).

Cross References to Related Sections:

Operation of section suspended, see 8-1340.

Similar provisions effective during time the operation of this section suspended, see 8-1335.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Jurisdiction of school law enforcement officer based on location, as well as control or ownership of property. 2002-39.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Construed in upholding constitutionality of speed limit statutes (K.S.A. 8-1336 et seq.). State v. Dumler, 221 Kan. 386, 387, 389, 390, 392, 559 P.2d 798.

2. P.I.K. instruction based on K.S.A. 8-532(c) in error due to significant change in statutory language. Eckdall v. Negley, 5 Kan. App. 2d 724, 726, 624 P.2d 473.

3. Mentioned in discussing meaning of "reasonable"; not unconstitutionally vague as used in K.S.A. 21-3608(1)(b). State v. Fisher, 230 Kan. 192, 193, 631 P.2d 239 (1981).


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