Oklahoma Speeding & Traffic Law
If you have been charged with a speeding or traffic law violation, you might want to consider fighting the charge in court.
Two Types of Oklahoma Speeding Laws Defined
In Oklahoma, there are two types of speeding laws: absolute limits law, and basic speeding law.
Basic Speeding Law requires all motorists to drive at a careful speed, taking into consideration various factors such as traffic, the width and surface of the highway, and any other conditions that could affect safety, such as weather conditions.
If you are driving on a highway on a clear sunny day with no traffic and are going 55 mph, you might not be in violation of the basic speeding law. However, if you are traveling on that same road at night, in icy weather with traffic and going 55 mph, then you could be in violation of the law.
The Absolute Speed Limits Law is pretty straightforward. If the speed limit is 45 mph and you are going faster than 45 mph, then you are in violation of the absolute speed limits law. In Oklahoma, absolute speed limits typically include:
- 25 mph in most school zones
- 35 mph in state parks and in wildlife refuges
- 55 mph on most county roads
Consequences of Speeding or Traffic Violations
If you are charged with violating a speeding or traffic law in Oklahoma, you could face several consequences. Most often, you will be fined in accordance to how fast over the speed limit you were going and jail time is also possible.
How We Can Help
Don’t just accept your citation without a fight. Edge Law Firm can develop a defense strategy, and fight for you so that you walk away with the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your options.