321.288  Control of vehicle--reduced speed.

A person operating a motor vehicle shall have the vehicle under control at all times and shall reduce the speed to a reasonable and proper rate:

1.  When approaching and passing a person walking in the traveled portion of the public highway.

2.  When approaching and passing an animal which is being led, ridden, or driven upon a public highway.

3.  When approaching and traversing a crossing or intersection of public highways, or a bridge, sharp turn, curve, or steep descent, in a public highway.

4.  When approaching and passing an emergency warning device displayed in accordance with rules adopted under section 321.449, or an emergency vehicle displaying a revolving or flashing light.

5.  When approaching and passing a slow moving vehicle displaying a reflective device as provided by section 321.383.

6.  When approaching and passing through a sign posted road work zone upon the public highway.

Section History: Early form

  [S13, § 1571-m18; C24, 27, 31, 35, § 5031; C39, § 5023.04; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.288]

Section History: Recent form

  85 Acts, ch 167, §2; 87 Acts, ch 170, §7; 89 Acts, ch 296, §33; 97 Acts, ch 104, §20

Internal References

  Referred to in § 321.285, 805.8(2i)

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