Driving too fast for conditions is the citation you can get even if you are driving the posted speed limit.
The posted speed limit designates maximum speed allowed if all conditions are perfect. Five conditions should govern your speed:
- condition of traffic
- condition of the road – with particular attention to construction zones
- condition of the weather
- condition of the vehicle you are driving
- condition of the driver…if any of these five is less than perfect, the driver should decrease his speed accordingly.
Anticipate the changing traffic. If you cannot see and identify hazards 12 to 15 seconds ahead of you, you are driving too fast for conditions.
Allow one second between yourself and the vehicle you are following for every ten feet of your vehicle’s length.