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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 his speed while passing schools or while traveling on any public thoroughfare on or across which children pass going to and from school during school days when schoolchildren are present, or when approaching and crossing an intersection or when approaching a hillcrest, or when traveling on any narrow street, or when special hazards exist with respect to pedestrians or other traffic by reason of weather or highway and street conditions. Speed shall also be decreased as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person or vehicle or on entering the street in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.
('76 Code, § 15-27) (Ord. 1969-23, passed 1-5-70) Penalty, see § 70.99