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County Codes
Title 10 Vehicles and Traffic
10.16 Speed
10.16.010 Speed contests
10.16.020 Park and school zone speed limits
10.16.030 Restricted speed limits and zones
10.16.040 Restricted speed limits and zones in general improvement districts
10.16.050 Restricted speed limits and zones in unincorporated towns

10.16.010 Speed contests
    A.  No person shall engage in any motor vehicle speed contest or exhibition of speed on a highway and no person shall aid or abet in any such motor vehicle speed contest or exhibition of speed upon any highway.     
    B.  No person shall for the purpose of facilitating or aiding or as an incident to any motor vehicle speed contest or exhibition upon a highway in any manner obstruct or place any barricade or obstruction or assist or participate in placing any such barricade or obstruction upon any highway. (Ord. 225 (part), 1974)
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10.16.020 Park and school zone speed limits
No person shall operate a vehicle on any highway or alley in excess of twenty-five miles per hour when passing any public park or a school building or the grounds thereof during school recess periods or while children are going to or leaving or playing about said school. (Ord. 225 (part), 1974)
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10.16.030 Restricted speed limits and zones
As authorized by state law, the board of county commissioners establishes vehicle speed limits and zones as set forth below in this section, except for park and school zones, and directs the posting of such speed limits and zones by the director of community development or his delegate in order to provide for the safety of persons and property: 
    A.  Fifty-five mile per hour speed limit and zones. The posted speed limit on the following highways or portions thereof, shall be fifty-five miles per hour; 
        1.  Centerville Lane - from Highway 88 to Foothill Road.
    B.  Forty-five mile per hour speed limit and zones. The posted speed limit on the following highways, or portions thereof, shall be forty-five miles per hour; 
        1.  Johnson Lane - from U.S. Highway 395 to the intersection with Vicki Lane; 
        2.  Jacks Valley Road - from U.S. Highway 395 to the town limits of Genoa; 
        3.  Dump Road - from intersection of Pine Nut Road to landfill; and 
        4.  Mottsville Lane - from Highway 88 to Foothill Road.
    C.  Thirty-five mile per hour speed limit and zones. The posted speed limit on the following highways, or portions thereof, shall be thirty-five miles per hour: 
        1.  Dresslerville Road - from Highway 56 for a distance of two miles; 
        2.  Jacks Valley Road - from Highway 395 to Cherokee Lane, and from a point starting at one and one-tenths of a mile; 
        3.  Kingsbury Grade - from Highway 50 to a point one-fourth miles east of the summit; 
        4.  Pine Nut Road - from the intersection of Highway 395 to the end of Pine Nut Road; and 
        5.  Vicki Lane east on Johnson Lane to Nye Drive.
    D.  Twenty-five mile per hour speed limit and zones. The posted speed limit on the following highways, or portions thereof, shall be twenty-five miles per hour: 
        1.  All streets of Dresslerville; 
        2.  County Road - from 10th Street to Highway 395; 
        3.  Dresslerville Road - entire length through Dresslerville; 
        4.  East Waterloo Lane - entire length; 
        5.  Jacks Valley Road - from Genoa Lane to Centenial Way; 
        6.  Tillman Lane - entire length; 
        7.  Toler Avenue - from Highway 395 east for a distance of one mile; 
        8.  All streets within the Johnson Lane area easterly and north of the Johnson Lane/Vicki Lane intersection; 
        9.  All streets within the Tiera Linda Subdivision; and 
        10.  Elges Lane - entire length.
    E.  Fifteen mile per hour speed limit and zones. The posted speed limit on the following highways, or portions thereof, shall be fifteen miles per hour: 
        1.  Warrior Way - entire length. (Ord. 936, 2000; Ord. 460, 1986; Ord. 341 §1, 1980; Ord. 290 §1, 1978; Ord. 264 §2, 1977; Ord. 255 (part), 1974)
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10.16.040 Restricted speed limits and zones in general improvement districts
As authorized by state law, the board of county commissioners establishes vehicle speed limits and zones within the general improvement districts as set forth below in this section, except for park and school zones, and directs the posting of such speed limits and zones by said districts in order to provide for the safety of persons and property therein: 
    A.  Marla Bay General Improvement District. All highways speed limit. The posted speed limit on all highways, or portions thereof, within this general improvement district shall be twenty miles per hour. 
    B. Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District. All highways speed limit. The posted speed limit on all highways, or portions thereof, within this general improvement district shall be twenty-five miles per hour. 
    C.  Round Hill General Improvement District. All highways speed limit. The posted speed limit on all highways, or portions thereof, within this general improvement district shall be twenty-five miles per hour. 
    D.  Cave Rock Estates General Improvement District. All highways speed limit. The posted speed limit shall be twenty-five miles per hour. 
    E.  Topaz Lake Subdivision. All highways speed limit. The posted speed limit shall be fifteen miles per hour except on the county road to the park. 
    F. Sheridan Acres Subdivision. All highways speed limit. The posted speed limit shall be twenty-five miles per hour. 
    G.  Ponderosa Park Subdivision. All highways speed limit. The posted speed limit shall be fifteen miles per hour. 
    H.  Kingsbury General Improvement District. On all streets within the Kingsbury General Improvement District, except Quaking Aspen Lane, the posted speed limit shall be twenty-five miles per hour. On Quaking Aspen Lane, the entire length, the posted speed limit shall be fifteen miles per hour. 
    I.  Topaz Ranch Estates General Improvement District. All highways speed limit. The posted speed limit on all highways, or portions thereof, within this general improvement district shall be twenty-five miles per hour. 
    J.  Oliver Park General Improvement District.  All highways speed limit.  The posted speed limit on all highways, or portions therefore, with this general improvement district shall be fifteen miles per hour.
(Ord. 1414, 2014; Ord. 661, 1994; Ord. 475 §1, 1987; Ord. 276 §1, 1977; Ord. 260 §3, 1977; Ord. 257 §3, 1977)
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10.16.050 Restricted speed limits and zones in unincorporated towns
As authorized by state law, the respective town board of each unincorporated town establishes vehicle speed limits and zones within the unincorporated towns, except for park and school zones and except as otherwise posted by the State of Nevada or by the County of Douglas, and directs the posting of such speed limits and zones by said unincorporated towns in order to provide for the safety of persons and property therein.  The towns must comply with the Douglas County Code Section 10.04.060, NRS 484A.430, and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.  (Ord. 1341, 2015; Ord. 869, 1999)  
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