How are speed limits established?
Spokane County has what are considered blanket speed limits. Paved roads in the rural areas are 45 mph and all gravel roads are 35 mph. In the urban area local access roads are 25 mph and all arterials are 35 mph. However, there are exceptions; the exceptions are listed in the Spokane County Code. The Spokane County Code can be accessed by viewing Chapter 46.61 "Rules of the Road".

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1. Can I get a stop sign installed to slow down traffic in my neighborhood?
2. When I see the red lights flashing on a school bus, when do I need to stop?
3. Why do some roads have painted stripes and others do not?
4. I was told if I flash my headlights while approaching a traffic signal it will change to a green light. Is this true?
5. I have a deaf/blind child, how do I get a deaf/blind warning sign for the road in front of my house?
6. When I drive through a 20 mph school zone, what does "When Children Are Present" mean?
7. How do I get a "School Bus Stop Ahead" sign?
8. How are speed limits established?
9. How can I get a speed limit raised/lowered?
10. What is Spokane County's policy regarding "Children at Play" signs?
11. I noticed what I believe is an unsafe area along a road that could use some guardrail, how is this requested?
12. I live on a private road, (typically with a "Lane" designation). Who maintains the signs?