Speed Legends


Speed legends help indicate the speed limit of a roadway. They bring additional awareness where signage may not be posted or where a speed limit change occurs. Field verification is needed to determine if application is justified; no additional data or engineering design is required.


    Heighten awareness of roadway speed limit.

    Low cost and fast to implement.

    Uses a standard traffic control device easily recognizable by motorists.


    Requires periodic maintenance/increased maintenance costs.

    Does not physically restrict vehicles from speeding.

    Cannot be used to change a roadway’s speed limit.

    Does not necessarily result in a change in driver behavior.


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