Ask Trooper Brent 073 - Unposted Speed Limits

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[Intro music - distorted electric guitar chords]

Series intro sequence - The words #ASK TROOPER BRENT appear onscreen from various directions. The background includes scenes from previous ATB episodes, including: Trooper Brent being hassled by a zombie from a Halloween episode; Trooper Brent in front of a school bus; Trooper Brent running with a flashlight, headlamp and a bright shirt; Trooper Brent sitting on the tailgate of a pickup truck; and Trooper Brent installing a child passenger safety seat. A cursor arrow appears from bottom right and clicks on the words #ASK TROOPER BRENT. The arrow exits to the upper left. The words and background blur and fade to black. A Pennsylvania State Police patch fades in. 

Corporal Brent Miller is standing in a residential area. A street lined with homes and a streetlamp are in the background.

Corporal Miller: Welcome back to another edition of Ask Trooper Brent. I’m Corporal Brent Miller. Jim asked on Facebook:

The following question appears:

What is the speed limit when there is no posted speed limit?

Corporal Miller again appears streetside.

In PA when the speed limit is not designated, here are the limits to abide by:

A SPEED LIMIT 25 sign appears, with a background of leafy trees.

25 miles per hour in any residential district,

A SPEED LIMIT 35 sign appears. Trees, overhead wires, and trees are in the background.

35 miles per hour in any urban district,

Corporal Miller streetside.

and 55 miles per hour in other locations.

A fast-motion sequence of driving on a highway onramp begins. The view is first person.

The speed limit is posted after each on-ramp on interstate highways and at half-mile intervals on other highways.

The sequence freezes and holds on a SPEED LIMIT 55 sign along the highway. A circle highlights the sign as a bell dings.

Corporal Miller streetside.

Remember these tips if you don’t see a posted speed limit. If you have a question, post in our comments below, use #AskTrooperBrent on Twitter or send us an email. We’ll see you next time. For Ask Trooper Brent, I’m Corporal Brent Miller with the PA State Police.

Corporal Miller walks off stage right and the scene blurs. The Pennsylvania State Police patch in full color fades in, then all fades to black.

[outro music - acoustic guitar picking and strumming]