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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

If one can run, or bike, faster than the speed limit is it still a crime?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (21215points) January 21st, 2021

Say in a school zone or a pedestrian zone?

Or are speed limits just for cars?

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Lightlyseared's avatar

In the UK the speed limit applies to motor vehicles only however you can be charged with “wanton and furious cycling” if you are riding in such a manner that could endanger others.

zenvelo's avatar

In most states of the United States, bicycles are equivalent to any other vehicle and must obey the traffic laws. So you can get a speeding ticket on a bicycle.

I doubt you can run far enough and fast enough to get clocked for speeding while running. If you are in a place with a very low speed limit (i.e., 10 mph). yo should not be running in the street but on the sidewalk. You might get a ticket for jaywalking.

kritiper's avatar

Basically, yes. If the sign meant only cars and trucks, it would say so.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Speed limit is for anything regardless of whether it has a motor or not. Most traffic laws are.

I know that here in Georgia, bike riders have been ticketed for not stopping at stop signs, for failure to yield, and running red lights. I don’t see why speed limits broken by bicyclists would be immune from traffic laws.

gondwanalon's avatar

HA! I suppose so.
I once got yelled at by a guy in a large motor boat for paddling my outrigger canoe faster than the 5 mph speed limit in that part of the lake. I said something like “no harm no foul”. How much damage can a human powered carbon fiber canoe do going 6 mph while generating minuscule amount of wake?

bernd's avatar

If you run into police’ photo trap ... you must pay or have some days in the jailhouse !

Dutchess_III's avatar

“wanton and furious cycling”…the funniest thing I’ve heard all year!!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Tyreek Hill can run >20 mph. Yeah. He’d break the school zone speed limit with wanton and furious jogging. LOLLLL!!!

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bernd's avatar

My daily workout with race bike reached already 23 mph on 62,5 miles in top speeds about 40,62 mph. Breaking the traffic rules in cities are possible.

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