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In most cases, the speed limits on California highways and freeways are posted and thus fall under the state’s absolute maximum speed limits of 55 mph, 65 mph, or 70 mph depending on the type of road and the area through which it passes, although municipalities can post lower speed limits in some cases.
Unless otherwise posted, the prima facie speed limit in California are as follows:
15 miles per hour at:
25 miles per hour in:
When a driver exceeds the prima facie speed limit in a given area, they could be cited for speeding, where the burden of proof then rests on the driver to prove in court that their speed was reasonable.
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