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City of Menan

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Any person driving a vehicle on a street or highway shall drive the same at a careful and prudent speed not greater than is reasonable and proper, having due regard to the traffic, surface and width of the street and of any other conditions then existing, and no person shall drive any vehicle upon a street or highway as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person, and subject to these provisions it shall be prima facie lawful for the driver of a vehicle to drive the same at a speed not exceeding the following, but in any case when such speed would be unsafe it shall not be lawful, to-wit:
  (A)          Fifteen (15) miles per hour when approaching within fifty feet (50') of a grade crossing, of any steam, electric, or street railway when the driver's view is obstructed. A Driver's view shall be deemed to be obstructed when at any time during the last two hundred feet (200') of his approach to such crossing he does not have a clear and uninterrupted view of such railway crossing and of any traffic on such railway for a distance of four hundred feet (400'); in each direction from such crossing.
  (B)           Fifteen (15) miles per hour when passing a school during school recess or while children are going to or leaving school during opening or closing house.
  (C)          Fifteen (15) miles per hour when passing a church during the time when persons are going to or leaving said church.
  (D)          Twenty (20) miles per hour on all other streets and highways within the City limits, except as hereinafter provided.
  (E)           Thirty-five (35) miles per hour on the State Secondary Highway designated as the Lorezo-Menan Highway, except as is otherwise provided herein when any said vehicle is approaching any steam, electric, or street railway, passing a school or church.