Driving Too Fast for Conditions
Remember, the posted speed limit is for those periods when conditions are perfect. If the weather is bad—which is often the case here in Colorado—then a careful driver should go much slower than the posted speed limit. If it is raining or snowing, or if there is ice on the road, then careful motorists will lower their speed dramatically in order to get to their destination safely.
Many motorists don’t reduce their speed, of course. Instead, they continue to drive much too fast during inclement weather, and they cause accidents that injure innocent people. If a motorist is going too fast for the conditions, they are still negligent—just as they would be if they were driving over the speed limit.