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Old March 29th, 2007, 10:27 PM   #1
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whats the rule on speed on trails and seasonal roads in michigan? is there a set limit. snowmobiles can do 100mph it seems. I wondered if there was a vehicle speed limit.

If a dirt road is not posted isnt it 45mph? i remember something about that a few years back.

any help would be appreciated.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #2
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whats the rule on speed on trails and seasonal roads in michigan? is there a set limit. snowmobiles can do 100mph it seems. I wondered if there was a vehicle speed limit.

If a dirt road is not posted isnt it 45mph? i remember something about that a few years back.

any help would be appreciated.
pretty sure sleds are limited to 45 mph on all trails/roads in mich..
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I would have to think 45 if not posted. Sleds have some limits but i think it's after sun down only or whatever is posted.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 12:15 AM   #4
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speed limit is 55 unless posted
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speed limit is 55 unless posted
That is for paved roads.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 12:26 AM   #6
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whats the difference for speed limits on seasonal roads and paved roads? they are both country roads...
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Old March 30th, 2007, 08:08 AM   #7
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they are both county roads...

Fixed it for ya.:tonka:

In the eyes of the law, I96 and a Seasonal Road are both called "Highway". All roads are "highways".

No posted limit outside of a municipality would allow a 55 mph limit.

Although I couldn't imagine going more than about 20 on the ones around here! It'd knock your teeth out.

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thanks for the info.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 08:01 AM   #9
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it was always told to me that if a road was not posted and was residential, the speed limit was 35mph. If the road was not residential and there wasn't a posted speed limit the infered speed limit was 55mph. Of course if its posted - thats what the speed limit is....
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I 'heard' 25 for residential, but have no proof.

I do know that there is also a law in Michigan that you cannot operate your vehicle at a speed that is 'unsafe'.

THAT one is up to interpretation by an officer.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 05:09 PM   #11
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I live in Washtenaw county and the law says even in a residential area an unpaved one lane dirt road that is not posted is 55mph. all unpaved roads are 55mph unless posted. the frozen waters of any inland lake in michigan are now 55mph also.
I suggest using your best judgment when it comes to driving beyond the conditions.
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Rural unposted is 55, residential unposted is 25. This I can 100% confirm. But either way you must use due care and caution for the road conditions.
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Snowmobiles are limited to 55 or posted speed on county and seasonal roads. No speed limit with proper control of sled on designated trails unless trail is a seasonal road which would then be 55. ORVs and Jeeps would be 55 unless posted otherwise.
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