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     § 3362.  Maximum speed limits.
        (a)  General rule.--Except when a special hazard exists that
     requires lower speed for compliance with section 3361 (relating
     to driving vehicle at safe speed), the limits specified in this
     section or established under this subchapter shall be maximum
     lawful speeds and no person shall drive a vehicle at a speed in
     excess of the following maximum limits:
            (1)  35 miles per hour in any urban district.
            (1.1)  65 miles per hour for all vehicles on freeways
        where the department has posted a 65-miles-per-hour speed
        limit.
            (1.2)  25 miles per hour in a residence district if the
        highway:
                (i)  is not a numbered traffic route; and
                (ii)  is functionally classified by the department as
            a local highway.
            (2)  55 miles per hour in other locations.
            (3)  Any other maximum speed limit established under this
        subchapter.
        (b)  Posting of speed limit.--
            (1)  No maximum speed limit established under subsection
        (a)(1), (1.2) or (3) shall be effective unless posted on
        fixed or variable official traffic-control devices erected in
        accordance with regulations adopted by the department which
        regulations shall require posting at the beginning and end of
        each speed zone and at intervals not greater than one-half
        mile.
            (2)  No maximum speed limit established under subsection
        (a)(1.1) shall be effective unless posted on fixed or
        variable official traffic-control devices erected after each
        interchange on the portion of highway on which the speed
        limit is in effect and wherever else the department shall
        determine.
        (c)  Penalty.--
            (1)  Any person violating this section is guilty of a
        summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to
        pay a fine of:
                (i)  $42.50 for violating a maximum speed limit of 65
            miles per hour; or
                (ii)  $35 for violating any other maximum speed
            limit.
            (2)  Any person exceeding the maximum speed limit by more
        than five miles per hour shall pay an additional fine of $2
        per mile for each mile in excess of five miles per hour over
        the maximum speed limit.
     (June 13, 1995, P.L.57, No.9, eff. 30 days; Dec. 21, 1998,
     P.L.1126, No.151, eff. 60 days; June 26, 2001, P.L.734, No.75,
     eff. 60 days)

        2001 Amendment.  Act 75 amended subsec. (a)(1.1).
        1998 Amendment.  Act 151 amended subsec. (b)(1) and added
     subsec. (a)(1.2).
        1995 Amendment.  See section 4 of Act 9 in the appendix to
     this title for special provisions relating to report on effect
     of increased speed limit.
        Cross References.  Section 3362 is referred to in sections
     1535, 1538, 3326, 3363, 3716, 6108, 6109, 6506 of this title.
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