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Washington State Law Sets Speed at 25 mph on Unmarked Roads

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KENNEWICK, Wash-- There are several rural roads in the Tri-Cities and sometimes people think it doesn't matter how fast you are going because there are no posted speed limit signs.

Kennewick Police Officers say state law designates that any unmarked road is automatically 25 mph.

"When in doubt 25 mph if it is not a marked road and that gives you a speed limit," said Sgt. Trevor White, Kennewick Police Department. 

If you are driving faster than 25 mph on an unmarked road, police can pull you over and give you a speeding ticket. They want drivers to be more conscious about the law and not use the excuse of being unable to see speed limit signs. 

Many unmarked roads are in residential areas and there could be children playing or trucks backing up so it's better to be safe and drive 25 mph.

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