Residential areas are where people live, raise their families, and enjoy the comforts of their homes. If drivers follow the rules and drive under the legal speed limit, they should theoretically have enough time to stop if a child or pet runs into the street. Residential areas in Nebraska have a 25 mile per hour speed limit. If you travel 26 miles an hour through a residential neighborhood, you are speeding and can receive a ticket. Driving above the speed limit can result in points being assessed against your license.
If you receive 6 points within a year and are under age 21, you will be required to attend a driving education class or risk your license being suspended until you reach 21.
If you gather 12 points over two years as an adult, you must attend the class AND your license is suspended for a six-month period.
The class is only available to drivers once in a five-year period.
Anticipating what another driver might do and making the appropriate adjustment helps reduce your risk.
When you drive defensively, you're aware and ready for whatever happens. Department of Transportation, 90% of all crashes are attributed to driver error.
By Jason Bottlinger on December 27, 2017 If you speed through a residential neighborhood and hit someone with your vehicle, is it really an “accident”?
Sure, you didn’t mean to hurt anyone, but you were, in fact, breaking the law, and driving dangerously. When you were a child, did you think about “safety first” when playing in your front yard?
In addition to this, your car insurance rates will probably go up, as your insurer may consider you an increased risk.
Disturbingly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that most people who are speeding through residential areas…actually live in the neighborhood!