Utah Code Title 41. Motor Vehicles § 41-6a-601. Speed regulations--Safe and appropriate speeds at certain locations--Prima facie speed limits--Emergency power of the governor

(1) A person may not operate a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the existing conditions, giving regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing, including when:

(a) approaching and crossing an intersection or railroad grade crossing;

(b) approaching and going around a curve;

(c) approaching a hill crest;

(d) traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway;  and

(e) approaching other hazards that exist due to pedestrians, other traffic, weather, or highway conditions.

(2) Subject to Subsections (1) and (4) and Sections 41-6a-602 and 41-6a-603 , the following speeds are lawful:

(a) 20 miles per hour in a reduced speed school zone as defined in Section 41-6a-303 ;

(b) 25 miles per hour in any urban district;  and

(c) 55 miles per hour in other locations.

(3) Except as provided in Section 41-6a-604 , any speed in excess of the limits provided in this section or established under Sections 41-6a-602 and 41-6a-603 is prima facie evidence that the speed is not reasonable or prudent and that it is unlawful.

(4) A violation of Subsection (1) is an infraction.

(5) The governor by proclamation in time of war or emergency may change the speed limits on the highways of the state.

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