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Speed Limits

Establishing speed limits and signs are part of state law complying with California Vehicle Code (CVC) and federal law complying with Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). In California, an Engineering & Traffic Survey (E&TS) that establishes a speed limit for any roadway at the 5th mph increment of the 85th percentile speed needs to be conducted to justify posted speed limits. These E&TS need to be conducted every five up to seven or ten years on particular criteria per CVC.