Driving Too Fast for Conditions Law & Legal Definition


Driving too fast for conditions is generally driving at a speed which impairs a driver's ability to negotiate curves or maneuver around obstacles in the roadway, extends the distance necessary for a vehicle to stop, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a hazard. It may involve exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions, such as heavy traffic or bad weather conditions. Driving too fast for conditions is a subjective standard judged by the facts in each case, such as slipperiness of the road and visibility.