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47-11-806.


47-11-806.
   
   A. No person shall drive a vehicle over any bridge or other elevated
   structure constituting a part of a highway at a speed which is greater
   than the maximum speed which can be maintained with safety to the
   bridge or structure, when the structure is signposted as provided in
   this section.
   
   B. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation and local authorities may
   conduct an investigation of any bridge or other elevated structure
   constituting a part of a highway, and if they shall thereupon find
   that the structure cannot, with safety to itself, withstand vehicles
   driving at speeds otherwise permissible under this act, they shall
   determine and declare the maximum speed of vehicles which the
   structure can safely withstand, and may cause and permit suitable
   signs stating the maximum speed to be erected and maintained at a
   distance of one hundred feet before each end of the structure.
   
   C. Where any state or federal highway shall be under construction or
   repair or a detour shall have been designated by reason of
   construction or repairs in progress and the Oklahoma Department of
   Transportation shall have determined a maximum safe, careful and
   prudent speed on the highway or detour during the period of the
   construction or repairs and shall have plainly posted at each terminus
   thereof and at not less than each half mile along the route thereof
   the determined maximum speed, no person shall drive any vehicle upon
   the portion of the highway or upon the detour at a speed in excess of
   the speed so determined and posted. Violation of the posted speed
   limit in the maintenance or construction zone shall result in the
   doubling of the appropriate fine. For purposes of this section,
   "maintenance or construction zone" means any location where
   maintenance or construction work is actually in progress and workers
   present.
   
   D. Upon the trial of any person charged with a violation of this
   section, proof of the determination of the maximum speed by the
   Department of Transportation and the existence of the signs shall
   constitute conclusive evidence of the maximum speed which can be
   maintained with safety as provided in subsections B and C of this
   section.
   

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