§ 71.001  GENERAL SPEED RESTRICTIONS.
   (A)   No vehicle may be driven upon any highway of this city at a speed which is greater than is reasonable and proper with regard to traffic conditions and the use of the highway, or endangers the safety of any person or property.  The fact that the speed of a vehicle does not exceed the applicable maximum speed limit does not relieve the driver from the duty to decrease speed when approaching and crossing an intersection, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hillcrest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, or when a special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.  Speed must be decreased as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person or vehicle on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.
   (B)   No person may drive a vehicle upon any street at a speed which is greater than the applicable statutory maximum speed limit established by division (C), of this section, by § 71.002, or by a regulation or ordinance made under this chapter.
   (C)   Unless some other speed restriction is established under this chapter, the maximum speed limit in an urban district for all vehicles is:
      (1)   30 miles per hour; and
      (2)   15 miles per hour in an alley.
   (D)   The maximum speed limit is as follows:
      (1)   In the business district, 20 miles per hour.
      (2)   Outside the business district, 30 miles per hour, except:
         (a)   In an alley, it shall be 15 miles per hour.
         (b)   On all streets in Carver Park (Mayberry, Gibson Drive, Scott Court and Frazier Drive), it shall be 20 mph.
         (c)   Through the East Fairchild Street subway, from Baldwin to Martin and from Martin to Baldwin Streets, it shall be 25 miles per hour.
         (d)   On East Voorhees Street from Washington to Griffin Streets, it shall be 35 miles per hour.
         (e)   On East Voorhees Street from Griffin Street to Michigan Avenue, it shall be 35 miles per hour.
         (f)   On Michigan Avenue from Voorhees Street to Fairchild Street, it shall be 40 miles per hour.
         (g)   On Montclaire from Syrcle to Smith, it shall be 20 miles per hour.
         (h)   On Ottawa Road from Denmark Road to the city limits, it shall be 35 miles per hour.
         (i)   On Smith Street from Raymond to Montclaire it shall be 20 miles per hour.
         (j)   On East Liberty Lane from Ferndale to the East City Limits, the speed limit shall be 35 miles per hour.
         (k)   On Denmark Road from common address known as 2230 Denmark Road, being the edge of the residential area, westward to the city limits, it shall be 40 miles per hour.
         (l)   On Logan Avenue from Williams Street to Sherman Street, it shall be 25 miles per hour.
         (m)   On Bowman Avenue from Cleveland Street to I-74 Interchange, it shall be 35 miles per hour.
         (n)   On Vermilion Street from Main Street to Harrison Street, it shall be 15 miles per hour.
         (o)   On Perrysville Road from Bowman to East City Limits shall be 30 miles per hour.
         (p)   On Poland Road from Vermilion to East City Limits shall be 30 miles per hour.
      (3)   The business district referred to in (1) above is bounded as follows:
   On the north by Seminary Street, on the south by South Street, on the west by Gilbert Street, on the east by the east line of Washington Street, south to North Street, east on North Street to Lauhoff Street, south on Lauhoff Street to Main Street, east on Main Street to Park Street and south on Park Street to South Street.
   Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be punished as provided in § 70.999.
('64 Code, § 21-75)  (Ord. 6627, passed 1-9-79; amend. Ord. 6702, passed 10-9-79; amend. Ord. 7097, passed 12-11-84; amend. Ord. 7290, passed 11-17-87; amend. Ord. 8012, passed 2-16-99; amend. Ord. 8103, passed 6-20-00)  Penalty, see § 70.999
                   
Statutory reference:
   General speed restrictions, see ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-601