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Speeding Enforcement and Penalties Coming in June for Commercial Vehicles

Beginning June 1, 2023, the Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA) will begin contacting companies that own vehicles captured speeding on the island. KICA has placed several devices to capture speed data and license plates around Kiawah. Any commercial vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit is at risk of enforcement action. 

We ask for your assistance in reaching voluntary compliance with island speed limits. You can help by talking to your employees about the expectations and risks associated with non-compliance.

Penalties include:

  • Warning: explanation of the infraction and reminders of KICA’s Rules and Regulations, including road safety requirements, that all commercial customers are subject to as a condition of access.
  • Suspension of Vehicle: access will be suspended for 30 days for the vehicle in question.
  • Banning of Vehicle: vehicle will not be permitted on Kiawah for at least 1 year. A permanent ban may be placed on vehicles if warranted.
  • Temporary or Permanent Ban of Company: any company that permits multiple speeding violations after warnings may be subject to the suspension of access privileges to the island. Bans may be temporary or permanent, depending on the severity of the violation(s).

We ask that all companies discuss speeding with their employees on a regular basis. Disregard for island speed limits has the potential to impact a company’s ability to do business on the island. Island speed limits are 25 mph unless otherwise posted; Island spine roads (Kiawah Island Parkway, Governor’s Drive) are 30 mph. Some residential roadway have lower speed limits to ensure the safety of pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The speed limits on Flyway Drive and Surfsong Road are 20 mph.