The law contains 15 specific situations and places where you need to maintain a sufficiently low speed to reduce the risk of accidents.
You need to maintain a sufficiently low speed:
- In densely built-up areas.
- When visibility is impaired due to darkness or bad weather conditions.
- At pedestrian crossings or other places where pedestrians cross the road.
- Where cross traffic can occur.
- On sharp turns.
- At hilltops and other places where visibility is obscured.
- Where there is risk of dazzle (where bright light makes it harder to see).
- When meeting other vehicles on narrow roads.
- On slippery roads.
- When approaching a bus, tram or school shuttle which has stopped to let passengers on or off.
- When approaching children on or beside the road.
- When approaching livestock (cows, for example) on the road.
- Where road work is in progress.
- When passing the scene of an accident.
- In dirty road conditions where there is risk of splashing other road users.
There is no specific speed specified in the law, but you need to maintain a speed that is adapted and low enough for the situation or location.