Restricted Areas

Car backing up, child

Around Children

Always drive more carefully near schools, playgrounds, parks, and residential areas because children may suddenly run into the street. 

School speed limit sign
  • Sometimes lower speed limit signs are placed near schools, so look for them.
  • Watch for bicycles and pedestrians near schools.

Blind Intersections

Buildings, parked cars, trees, or other objects may obstruct a drivers line of sight. Intersections in which cross traffic is not visible to drivers approaching the corner are called blind intersections. (At blind intersections the recommended speed limit is 15 mph or less.)

Railroad crossing gate signals

Near Railroad Tracks

Be well aware of speed limits in the vicinity of railroad tracks. The speed may vary upon whether the crossing is controlled by gates, a warning signal, or a flagman. Consult your state's Drivers handbook for details.