Police traffic safety director of the center Dennis Pasterstein to facebook in the time position of the so-called snow of the road sign problem.
If the road user is unable to read speed limit traffic signs snow or other similar circumstance, is the police leader, should keep in mind this:
road users observe in this case, the agglomeration and the agglomeration outside the general speed limit 50/80 km/h.
So if the speed limit is imperfectly legible, on the highway cruising speed can be up to 80 kilometers per hour, agglomeration 50 kilometres per hour.
Pasterstein illustrate it through an example.
– If the last snowless traffic signs is 100 km/h and the next character is in the snow, then the snow on the sign since the running speed can be up to 80 km/h outside population centres. In addition, the driver must observe the traffic environment and strive to match up the pace accordingly.
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the Issue rose last week to a lively debate, when the evening press reports Pastersteinin as well as criminal and procedural law professor Matti Tolvanen the differing views regarding situations where the speed limit is not properly visible to traffic signs.
whether it's a speed limit sign or any traffic sign and peittyipä it snow or for whatever reason, the responsibility is always the driver, Pasterstein comment 11. December Evening-Said.
the Professor, in turn, considers that ”the motorist is not responsible for snow obscuring the road sign”.
13. December Pasterstein and Tolvanen say that they do not agree with the road transport law in this regard. Prior to this, also the police, the government had taken a position on the matter.fine thing.
on Tuesday 18. day December evening press reports that speeding, a man was sentenced to 170 euros rikesakkoon Eastern Finland court of appeal decision.
in the twenties helsinki was last year on boxing day run viitostie in Mikkeli, Visulahti 72 miles an hour.
a section of the Road is six-ten of the speed limit. The damper police described a man speeding.
the Driver said he did not see the speed limit of the road sign because it was covered in snow.
the District court agrees with the driver's view and annulled the fine.
– If the traffic sign is in the winter covered with snow so that it contains messages that can reasonably be detected, the sign is traffic control as invalid, the district court found.
the court of Appeal was loputa disagree.
– traffic control devices from taking photos occurs, that the event the moment has been dark. The picture is, however, noticeable that the picture is taken the moment, have had snow and snow have accumulated in the B's carried by the front of the car, the court of appeal reasoned.Snowy road signs is not released from liability, if speeding. The allowable top speed of the can judging by the fact you drive on the highway or in urban areas. Stock. Jussi Leinonen