The speed limit is normally 50 km/h. This sign shall however always be supplemented with a regular speed sign. If there is a prohibitory sign posted together with the sign, the prohibition is applicable throughout the built-up area (up until the corresponding end sign).
The sign is usually posted before a town, the name of which may be incorporated in the sign.
An open place, similar to a square, with several homes and businesses in the vicinity can be made into a home zone, in which drivers must adapt to the pedestrians. The following rules apply to a home zone:
The pedestrian street has more limitations than the home zone. Only essential traffic is permitted, such as:
When you drive on the pedestrian street, the same rules apply as for a home zone. Note that you are, regardless of reason, always permitted to cross the pedestrian street in the same way that you would cross a bicycle path for example.
A bicycle street is designed for cyclists. Cars may drive on a bicycle street if they abide by the following rules:
It is not appropriate to drive any faster than what the sign indicates. The sign is usually posted by a speed bump.
What does “not appropriate” mean? Is it not illegal to drive any faster than what the sign indicates?
– No, in that case, the sign posted would be Speed limit. If Recommended lower speed indicated a prohibition, then what would be the difference between the two signs? There would be no difference, which is unreasonable (why would there be two signs with the same significance?)
If I am driving on a 50 road and see Recommended lower speed 30 km/h. Does this mean I am permitted to drive at 45 km/h?
– Yes, if you deem it appropriate and safe. But you may not drive any faster than 50 km/h.
You may drive no faster than walking speed, even though there are no pedestrians nearby.
Straight ahead is a pedestrian street. You may only enter if you have a valid reason.