In the wide world of roads and road users, speed sign regulation can be complex and cumbersome. Thankfully, clarity on one element of speed setting is likely to be granted through Senate Bill 558 A.

A speed zone workgroup was convened in the summer of 2018 to discuss collaborative solutions to challenges in the speed setting process. At the conclusion of the workgroup, partners including the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC), its affiliate, Oregon Association of County Engineers and Surveyors (OACES), the Oregon Department of Transportation, and the League of Oregon Cities, arrived at a policy solution to improve traffic safety on rural roads resulting in SB 558.

SB 558 A provides county road officials and law enforcement agents a tool to react to changing road characteristics and establish safe operating speeds. The bill allows road o