The speed limit is normally 50 km/h. However, this sign will always be supplemented with a regular speed sign. If a prohibitory sign is displayed together with the sign, the prohibition will be applicable throughout the built-up area (up until the corresponding end sign).
The sign is usually displayed before a town, the name of which may be incorporated into the sign.
An open place, similar to a public 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:
A pedestrian street has more limitations than a home zone. Only essential traffic is permitted, such as:
When you drive on a pedestrian street, the same rules apply as for a home zone. Note that, regardless of reason, you are always permitted to cross the pedestrian street, in the same way that you would, for example, cross a bicycle path.
A bicycle street is designed for cyclists. You may drive a car on a bicycle street if you abide by the following rules:
It is not appropriate to drive any faster than the speed indicated on the sign. The sign is usually displayed in conjunction with a speed bump.
What does “not appropriate” mean? Is it not illegal to drive any faster than the speed indicated on the sign?
– No, in that case, the sign displayed 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 road where the speed limit is 50 km/h 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.
The street straight ahead is a pedestrian street. You may only enter if you have a valid reason.