Speed limits by country

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Highest-posted speed limits around the world. Kilometres per hour are on the left and miles per hour on the right. (One or other is rounded in each case.) World Speed Limits.svg
Highest-posted speed limits around the world. Kilometres per hour are on the left and miles per hour on the right. (One or other is rounded in each case.)

A speed limit is the limit of speed allowed by law for road vehicles, usually the maximum speed allowed. Occasionally, there is a minimum speed limit. [1] Advisory speed limit also exist. Speed limits are commonly set by the legislative bodies of national or local governments.

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Overview

The following tables show various jurisdictions' default speed limits (where applicable) that apply to different types of vehicles travelling on three different types of road. Actual speed limits may range beyond these values. Speeds are listed in kilometres per hour unless otherwise stated. The enforcement tolerance is specified in km/h or percentage above the stated limit. For the United Kingdom and the United States, the speed limit is listed in miles per hour. [fn 1]

Germany is the only country where some motorways do not have a maximum speed limit. The 130 km/h is sign-posted as a general advisory speed limit for motorways in the entry of the country. Due to those Autobahns, Germany is considered a country without a general speed limit on its highways. [2] The Isle of Man is the only jurisdiction without a general speed limit on rural two-lane roads.

Definitions

Numerous countries have a different general speed limit for urban roads than on remaining roads. Such differences exist since the beginning of the 20th century, in countries such as United Kingdom and France. This concept is formally defined as road within built-up area in various regulations, including Vienna convention, even if UK has re-branded them as street lighted or restricted area. More informally they are known as urban road. In 2017, most of all IRTAD countries have a default speed limit in urban roads of 50 km/h, with various lower speeds, for instance, in the Netherlands, 70% of the urban roads are limited to 30 km/h. [3]

Different speed limits exist for Heavy Good Vehicles (HGV) but the limit for HGV is country dependent: While most Eurasian and Latino-American States might use the Vienna convention 3.5 tonnes limit, other countries in North America, China, India, Australia or Ireland might use different weight limits.

Note: Speeds quoted ( ) are in miles.

Countries

CountryWithin towns
(officially: within built-up area [4] or Urban road)
Auto­mobiles & motor­cycles (single carriage­way)Automobiles & motorcycles Expressways/ motorways (dual carriageway) Trucks, or auto­mobiles with trailer Trucks, or automobiles with trailer, outside built-up areas/ highways Enforcement tolerance
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Åland (Finland)
90 (55)70-90 (45-55)
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Albania


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Speed Limits in Albania

40 (25)80-90 (50-55)110 (70)60-70 (100-110)80 (50)
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Algeria
40-60 (25-40)80 (50) (100 (60) on straight rural areas)100-120 (60-75) (80 (50) on narrower or curvier roads)
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Argentina
40 for streets (limit may be lower according to the road width) and 60 for avenues (70 in some avenues in Buenos Aires City not surrounded by buildings) [fn 2] 110 (60-80 in some roads with a great amount of curves)120 (dual carriageways with level crossings)

130 (motorways)

80–100 (Buenos Aires City)

80 (50)80 (50)

Buses: 90 (55)

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Armenia
40-60 (25-40)90 (55)Up to 10 km/h over the limit
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Aruba
50 (30)80 (50)
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Andorra
50 (30)90 (55)N/A
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Australia

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Speed Limits in Australia

50 for un-signed residential roads and some built up areas. 60 for major roads. 70 and 80 km/h limits are occasionally used for major arterial roads which have more than one lane in each direction. [fn 3] Generally 80–110 km/h depending on the conditions for that road. In remote parts of Australia, such as outback Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, 110–130 km/h speed limits are used.

For learner drivers and probationary drivers in certain states, speed limits between 80 km/h and 100 km/h apply as a maximum along all roads where the posted limit is equal or higher.

100–11080–100 trucks and road trains only80–110 [fn 4] in Victoria 3 km/h strictly enforced by fixed speed camera and at the discretion of Victoria Police

7 km/h over in Western Australia

Generally 10% over speed limit in other states, but a ticket will be given for less when detected by fixed speed camera. However, new laws may see the drivers issued with a ticket for exceeding 2 km/h over the posted speed limit. Heavy penalties apply for speeding in Australia.

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Austria
50 (30) (30 (20) in most residential areas)100 (60100 (expressways)

130 (motorways) 140 (two stretches of A1 motorway [5] Aug. 2018–Feb. 2020) 160 (one stretch on A10 May. 2006 - Aug. 2006

70-100 (45-60)80-100 (50-60)
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Azerbaijan
60 (40) (20 (15) in residential areas)90 (55)110 (70)10 km/h tolerance set by law.
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Azores
50 (30)80 (50)100 (60)80 (50
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Bahamas
30 (20)80 (50)
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Bahrain
60 (40)80 (50)120 (75)
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Belarus

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Speed Limits in Belarus

60 (40)90 (55)110 ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 90)

(can be increased up to 120 [6] )

70 (45)90 (55)Up to 10 km/h over the limit
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Belgium
30 (50)70 (45)Motorways 120, expressways: 120 (70 if no central reservation)60-70 (40-45)90 (55)6 km/h tolerance under 100 km/h, 6% over 100 km/h
Brussels

Flanders

Wallonia

50 (30 in many residential areas)70 (45)Motorways: 120, expressways: 120 (70 if no central reservation)60-70 (40-45)90 (55)6 km/h tolerance under 100 km/h, 6% over 100 km/h
50 (30 in many residential areas)90 (55)Motorways: 120, expressways: 120 (90 if no central reservation)60-90 (40-55)90 (55)6 km/h tolerance under 100 km/h, 6% over 100 km/h
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Belize
40-60 (25-40)90 (55)
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Benin
50 (30)90 (55)
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Bhutan
5-20 (5-15) (30 (20) fastest in urban areas)50 (30)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Speed Limits in Bosnia and Herzegovina

50 (30)80 (50)Motorways: 130 (80)

Expressways: 100 (60)

80 (50)10 km/h tolerance set by law. [7]
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Brazil
30-80 (20-50)100 (60)110 (70)90 (55)7 km/h when speed limit ≤ 100 km/h and 7% when speed limit > 100 km/h. States have jurisdiction over speed limits, so some states like São Paulo have higher speed limits on some roads (120 km/h).
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Brunei
50 (30)80 (50)100 (60)80 (50)
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Bulgaria

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Speed Limits in Bulgaria

50 (30)90 ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 80)140 [fn 5] [fn 6] ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 100)70100Speed cameras have 10 km/h tolerance.
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Cambodia
60-80 (40-50)90 (55)120 (75)80 (50)100 (60)
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Cameroon
60 (40)100 (60)
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Canada

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Speed Limits in Canada

20-80 (15-50)30 [fn 7] –110 (19-68 mph)50 [fn 8] –120 [8] (31–75 mph)20-120 (15-75)30–120 [9] None, as tickets can be given from exceeding 1 km/h above the speed limit, although rare. Typically, enforcement tolerances are around 5 – 10 km/h when speed limit 0 – 60 km/h and 15 – 20 km/h when speed limit > 60. Speed limits are more strictly enforced in school zones and construction zones where road workers are present.[ citation needed ]
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People’s Republic of China

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Speed Limits in China

30-60 (20-40)60-80 (40-50)100–120 (Some provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions may prohibit motorcycles from entering the expressway. The speed limit of a motorcycle is 80.)60-80 (40-50)80-100 (50-60)10% on limits above 60 km/h(included); 10% on limits lower than 60 km/h, 10%–50% on limits lower than 60 km/h with a warning[ citation needed ]
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Chile
50 (30)80-100 (50-60)100-120 (60-75)100 (60)

Trucks: 90 (55)

100 (60)
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Christmas Island
40 (25)90 (55)
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Colombia
30-60 (20-40)80-90 (50-60)90-100 (55-60)60 (40)90 (50)
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Costa Rica
40 (25)40-60 (25-40)80-90 (50-55)

100 (60) on Route 27

60 (40)when the police used radar 3% tolerance under 100 km/h, 3 km/h over 100 km/h;[ citation needed ] but the law only permit tickets when speed is over 20 km/h on limit speed
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Côte d’Iviore (Ivory Coast)
55 (35)80-120 (50-75)

130 (80) on select routes

Buses: 90 (55)

Heavy Goods: 75 (45)

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Croatia

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Speed limits in Croatia

50 (30)90 (55)Motorways: 130 (80)

Expressways: 110 (70)

80 (50)Effective speed limit on highways is 156 km/h as there is no fine up to that speed. The tolerance is 10 km/h or 10%, whichever is greater. Outside city limits there is no fine for 10 km/h speeding. Effectively, 156 km/h minus 10% results is 140 km/h. As there's no fine for 10 km/h speeding, this is de facto the speed limit.
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Cuba
40-50 (25-30) in suburban areas where children play; 60 (40) in other urban areas60 (40)100 (60)
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Curaçao
40 (25)80 (50)
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Cyprus
50 (30)80 (50)100 (60)80 (50)100 (60)20% unofficially (depends on police officer).[ citation needed ] Tickets can be given from 1 km/h more than speed limit
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Czech Republic

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Speed limits in the Czech Republic

50 (30)90 (55) CZ traffic sign IZ1a.svg 130 (motorways)
CZ traffic sign IZ2a.svg 110 (expressways)
80 (urban areas)
80 (50)3 km/h under 100 km/h, 3% over 100 km/h [10]
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Denmark

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Speed Limits in Denmark

50 (30)80 (50)110–130 (motorways)
80–90 (expressways)
80 (50)80 (50)

Buses: 90 (55)

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Dominican Republic
25-60 (40-100)80 (50)80-100 (50-60)
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Ecuador
50 (30)60-100 (40-60)40-70 (25-40)

Buses: 50-90 (30-55)

90 (55)
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Egypt
60 (40)90 (55)100 (120 on the Ayn Sukhna road and Misr Ismailia Desert Road road)
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El Salvador
45 (27)55-80 (35-50)100 (60)
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Estonia

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Speed Limits in Estonia

50–70 (20 in many residential areas)90 (55)110-120 (90-100 in winter) [11] 90 (55)4 km/h even with fixed cameras.
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Ethiopia
30-50 (20-30)60-100 (40-60)100 (60)
Faroe Islands (Denmark)5080
Fiji [12] 20–30 (in school and industrial areas), 50 (in towns, cities or densely populated areas)80
Finland 50 (30–40 in many residential areas)80–100 (in winter 80 except in northern Finland also in winter often 100) [fn 9] 100–120 (100 in winter) [fn 9] 80 for trucks, 100 for automobiles with trailers80 for trucks, 100 for automobiles with trailers10 km/h in all cases; fixed speed cameras activate at 6 km/h and a notification is sent by mail with no consequences up to 10 km/h over the limit.
Beyond 20 km/h the fine is based on net income with no upper limit.
France 50 (30 in many residential areas)80 since July 2018 (90 previously); 90 when central reservation exists [13]
(80 in rain)
Dual carriage in the same direction: 90 (80 in rain) [fn 10]
Expressways: 110 (100 in rain) [fn 11]
Motorways: 130 (110 in rain).
60 [fn 12] –11080 [fn 13] -1305 km/h tolerance under 100 km/h, 5% over 100 km/h for fixed and mobile speed cameras. [14] [15]
10 km/h tolerance under 100 km/h, 10% over 100 km/h for moving speed camera cars. [16]
Georgia 60–80 (on embankments in Tbilisi 70, Tbilisi airport highway and Vera-Vake highway – 8090110608015 km/h since 2012. Advisory screens showing driver's current speed on Highway S1/E60
Germany 50 (30 in many residential areas)100
No speed limit (130 advisory) [fn 14]
80 (trucks) / 100 (automobiles with trailer and buses)80Up to 100 km/h: 3 km/h, over 100 km/h: 3% (rounded up) for fixed speed cameras.
Up to 100 km/h: 7 km/h, over 100 km/h: 7% (rounded up) for moving speed cameras.
Gibraltar (UK)30–50
Greece 5090 ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 70)130 ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 80)80 (school buses 60)80 (school buses 60)20 km/h above the speed limit, unofficially. However, it can depend on traffic officer, type of road and type of vehicle.
Greenland (Denmark)5080
Guernsey 40 (25 mph)56 (35 mph)N/AN/A56 (35 mph)
Guyana 5080100
Haiti 5050
Honduras 4060–100
Hong Kong [fn 15] 5050–70 [fn 16] 50–110 [fn 17] 70 [fn 18] 30–70 [fn 19]
Hungary 5090110 (expressways)
130 (motorways)
7080 (express buses 100)~10% if stopped, cameras: 14 km/h up to 100 km/h, 19 km/h over 100 km/h
Iceland 5090 (80 on gravel)90 [fn 20] 8080Up to 3 km/h over the limit
India 50–708080–120 [17] [18] 6550
Indonesia 40–6050-8080–100 ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg Prohibited)8080No tolerance on any road.
Iran 5070–11070–120 (motorcycles prohibited on any free way with 120 limit)70–11070–110Under 60 limit up to 30 km/h above up to 20 fixed cameras have no tolerance[ clarification needed ]
Iraq 6010014090120
Ireland 50 (normal built-up)
30–60 (special limits)
80–100 [fn 21] 120 (80–100* [fn 21] )80–9080–100
Isle of Man 48 (30 mph)No Speed LimitN/AN/ANo speed limit
Israel 508090 (expressways)
110 (motorways)
120 (Highway 6)
809010 km/h
Italy 50 (30 in many residential areas)90 Italian traffic signs - inizio autostrada.svg (motorways, Type A, "autostrada"): 150 (not in use), 130 (110 in adverse weather) [fn 22]
Italian traffic signs - inizio strada extraurbana principale.svg (expressways, Type B, "superstrada"): 110 (90 in adverse weather)
Other roads: 90
70805 km/h tolerance under 100 km/h, 5% over 100 km/h [19]
Jamaica 508080–110
Japan [20] 60 (statutory)
30–50 (residential/build-up)
50–60 (dual carriageway with 4 or more lanes)
60 (statutory)
50–60
60–70 (single carriageway two-lane expressways)
60 (at-grade intersection or where cyclists/pedestrians are permitted)
50–80 (urban expressways)
80 (divided two-lane or mountainous/coastal expressways)
100 (statutory; national expressways)
120 (some expressways) [21]
80 (trucks over 8t and trailers)80 (trucks over 8t and trailers)Officially no tolerance and 10% tolerance was denied by police in 2013. [22]

Threshold for fixed speed cameras is quite high, generally 39 km/h on expressways and 29 km/h on other roads are tolerated.

Mobile speed cameras and police enforcement varies depending on jurisdiction, officers, traffic flow and types of street, but generally 19 km/h on expressways and 14 km/h on other roads are tolerated. [23] Some jurisdictions, such as Tokyo Metropolitan Police, releases the list of traffic enforcement locations on their websites. [24]

Jersey 48 (30 mph)64 (40 mph)N/AN/A64 (40 mph)
Kazakhstan 60/80/10090–100[ citation needed ]110[ citation needed ]
Kiribati [25] 30 (church/school/bus stop zones; pedestrian crossings)
40
60N/A3030
Kosovo 70130120
Kuwait 60–8080–120100–12070–100120Up to 20–25 km/h over the limit is tolerated on highways
Kyrgyzstan [26] 20 (residential areas), 60 (other built-up areas)60–9090–1107090-70
Laos 5080–110100–1209010010 km/h
Latvia 5090
80 – gravel roads
No motorways in the country. A few highways have seasonal limits:
  • 90 (1 Dec — 1 Mar)
  • 100-110 (1 Mar — 1 Dec)
8080–9010 km/h is tolerated all cases.
Lebanon 50100
Liberia [27] 25 mph (40 km/h)35–45 mph (56–72 km/h) ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 40 mph)
Liechtenstein 508080
Lithuania 50 (by law can be raised by placing an according speed limit sign. This practise is mostly used in city bypasses or less populated areas.)90 – Asphalt/Concrete roads
70 – Other roads
120/110* – motor roads (expressways)
130/110* – motorways (*summer/winter period) [fn 23]
70–80–9090Speed cameras have 7–13 km/h tolerance. No fine (warning) issued 0–9 which makes 9–19 km/h depending on situation.
Luxembourg 5090130 (110 in rain)90

110 on some 2+1 stretches of the N7

75–903 km/h for cameras
Libya 50 [28]  ?130 [29] ??
Macau 20–6050–8060–90[ citation needed ]N/AN/A10 km/h,
North Macedonia 70 in higher ranking roads (50 in many residential areas)80–100130100N/A5 km/h (usually 10 km/h)
Malawi [30] [31] 50–6080–10010080
Malaysia 50–7080–90 (80 km/h speed limit on federal and state roads during festive seasons)11050–7080–9010% over the speed limit [32]
Mali [33] 40–60100100
Malta 25–4560–8060
Mauritius [34] 4080110
Moldova 5090907010 km/h. May result in a warning, depending on the officer.
Morocco 60 (40 in many residential areas)100120N/A10010% (max 7 km/h)
Monaco 50
Mongolia 6070–110130
Montenegro 5080130 (motorways, by law, none built)
100 (expressways)
Mexico 30–70 (19–43 mph)80–120 (50–75 mph) [fn 24] 100–120 (62–75 mph)95 (60 mph)
Namibia 6080/120120
Micronesia [35] 8–32 (5–20 mph)32 (20 mph)N/A
Nepal 60N/AN/AN/A110
Netherlands 50, 30 (in many residential areas), 70 (some urban expressways, mostly dual carriageways) Nederlands verkeersbord G3.svg (expressway with single carriageway): 100, often limited to 80
Other roads: 80 (60 on most secondary roads)
Nederlands verkeersbord G1.svg (motorway): 130 between 19h and 6h; often limited to 120. 100 between 6h and 19h. Many motorways in urban areas 100 24h, sometimes limited to 80.

Nederlands verkeersbord G3.svg (expressway with dual carriageway): 100, often limited to 80
Other roads: 80

regular within built-up area restrictionsoutside built-up areas:
Nederlands verkeersbord G1.svg (motorway): 80–90 [fn 25]
Nederlands verkeersbord G3.svg (expressway): 80–90 [fn 25]
Other roads: 80 (60 on most secondary roads)
3 km/h for up to 100 km/h measured, 3% of the measured speed otherwise, plus a correction of 3 km/h. [36] From 1 January 2012, the correction for speeds over 130 km/h has been abolished in favour of the 3% rule (resulting in fines being issued from 136 km/h). [37] [fn 26]
New Caledonia 30–60 (usually: 50 km/h)60–110110
New Zealand 10–60 (usually 50) Dunedin's Main Street area now 1080–100 (usually 100)100–110 [38] 80–9080–904 km/h (school zones and holiday periods) or 10 km/h (otherwise) when enforced by police. School buses are limited to 80 km/h; all other rigid and combination trucks are limited to 90 km/h. Motorbikes towing a trailer are limited to 40 km/h. [39]
Niue 4060N/A
Nicaragua 35-4560–80100
Nigeria 4080120
Norfolk Island 30–40N/AN/AN/A50
North Korea 70 (third lane), 60 (second lane), 40 (first lane)up to 100up to 100
Norway 50 (30 in many residential areas)80 (Sometimes 90 on good standard roads with low traffic90–110 [40] 80, 60 without brakes on trailer80Speed cameras have a 5 km/h tolerance.
Police generally apply a tolerance of 5–10 km/h, but up to 20–25 km/h on motorways when driving conditions are favorable.
Oman 40 km/h60–100 km/h120 km/h80 km/h15 km/h
massive use of speed cameras
Palestine 5070–9090606010 km/h
Panama [41] 25–30100100–120100
Papua New Guinea [42] 6075
Pakistan 40–7060–100120 (motorways)
100 (expressways)
70–80110 (90 buses)Motorway Police allows up to 10 km/h exceed in legal speed to lighter vehicles only.
Peru 60 (on avenues[ clarification needed ])
40 (on streets)
30 (near schools and hospitals)
100 (on paved highways in rural areas)80 (urban areas)
100 (rural areas)
90 (buses)
80 (for trucks)
70 (for school buses and dangerous goods)
70–100 (paved highways)
60 (unpaved roads)
Speed cameras are widely used in Lima and have no tolerance. On national paved roads in rural areas speeding is very common (up to 110 km/h) and speed limits are seldom enforced. Police offices can give fines at their own discretion.
Philippines 40–6020–6060–10040–8040–60Trucks/buses are only allowed to reach 80 km/h at expressways.
Poland 50
can be restricted to 30 in selected zones with a speed limit zone sign or 20 with a living street sign
can be increased up to 80 on main transit routes (only for cars)
90 (single carriageways)
100 (dual carriageways)
100 (single carriageway expressways)
120 (dual carriageway expressways)
140 (motorways)
7080 (buses are allowed to go up to 100 km/h with a special permit).10 km/h
Portugal 5090–10012070–80100
Qatar [43] 60–100100–120120
Romania 50
70 (some DN stretches)
90
100 (E-roads)
130 [fn 27] (motorways)
100 (expressways)
80
90 (E-roads)
90 (expressways)
110 (motorways)
10 km/h
Russia 60 (can be increased by regional government up to 110), 20 in residential areas and close to schools, hospitals and unregulated pedestrian crossings (without traffic light) [44] 90 (can be increased by regional government up to 110) [44] 110 (can be increased by regional government up to 130)70–909020 km/h
Samoa 24 (15 mph)40 (25 mph) in almost every road outside town. (72 km/h or 45 mph is the fastest speed limit in the whole country.)
San Marino 5070
Serbia 5080130 (motorways)
100 (expressways)
7080 (car) 90/100 (truck)
Singapore 5070–9090606010 km/h
Slovakia [45] 509090 (urban expressways and motorways)


130 (other expressways and motorways) testing 140 on selected highways

90900 km/h but up to 6 km/h for no fee and speaking with police officer [46]
Slovenia 50 (30 in many residential areas)90130 (motorways)
110 (expressways)
80807 km/h up to 100 km/h, 8 km/h between 100 and 150 km/h and 9 km/h above 150 km/h
Saudi Arabia 40–90100–140140 (Mecca-Medina, Jeddah-Yanbu, Riyadh-Taif, Riyadh-Gassim, Riyadh-Dammam highway)
Most other motorways are limited to only 120 km/h
60100 for Passenger Buses, 80 for TrucksAlmost all roads are monitored by speed cameras (radars). Temporary speed cameras are used occasionally to catch overspeeding between cameras. Tolerance is 10 km/h above the speed limit, unless the speed limit is 140 km/h, 5 km/h above the speed limit is only tolerable
Somalia 40–6550–90110–120 (freeways Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg prohibited)40–8080–1009 km/h
South Africa [47] 401001206060–80Up to 10 km/h over, at the officer's discretion. Fines can be issued from 1 km/h over the speed limit. [48]
South Korea (Republic of Korea) 30–8060–8080–110 ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg prohibited)40–608010 km/h over, reduced penalties less than 20 km/h over. 22 km/h tolerance with speed cameras on expressways with a speed limit of 100 km/h or higher.
Spain 50 (urban streets with 2 lanes per direction)
30 (urban streets with 1 lane per direction)
20 (urban streets shared with pedestrians) [49]
90120 (from 1 July 2011)70–80 [fn 28] 80–90 [fn 29] 5% over the limit for fixed radars, 8% for mobile radars and 11% for helicopter radars
Sri Lanka 50 (31 mph)70 (43 mph)70–100 (43–62 mph) (when 100 in expressways: Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg prohibited)40 (25 mph) (TukTuk)40–70 (25–43 mph)
Sudan 6070–90120
Suriname 40–508080none80
Sweden 50 [fn 30] 70 [fn 30] 110 [fn 30] Lorries: 80
90 without trailer on motorways only (as posted).

Buses: 80
100 without trailer, on any road (as posted).

80No tolerance on any road, but 3 km/h deducted for margin of error.
Switzerland 50 (30 in many residential areas)
20 in home zones
80
100 (expressways)
100 (expressways)
120 (motorways)
8080Up to 100 km/h: 5 km/h, 101 to 150 km/h: 6 km/h, over 150 km/h: 7 km/h for fixed speed cameras.
Up to 100 km/h: 3 km/h, 101 to 150 km/h: 4 km/h, over 150 km/h: 5 km/h for laser speed cameras.
Taiwan (Republic of China) 40–6050–80100–110 (freeways Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg prohibited)60–8080–909 km/h
Tanzania 6080–100110100N/A9 km/h over the speed limit
Thailand Legal limit: 80
Actual limit:50-60 [50]
Bangkok Metropolitan & Pattaya City & Other municipalities: 80
Others: 90 [51] [52]
Outside built-up areas and intercity highways: 90 [52]
Intercity highways without u-turn between median strip: 120 [53]
Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 80 [53]
Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg engine power more than 35 KW or 400 cc: 110 [53]
Motorway: 120 ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg prohibited) [54]
Truck
Bangkok Metropolitan & Pattaya City: 60
Others: 80
Long Vehicle
Bangkok Metropolitan & Pattaya City: 45
Others: 60
Truck
Ordinary road:80
Intercity highways without u-turn between median strip (weight more than 2.5 tons): 90 [53]
Motorway: 100
Long vehicle
Ordinary road: 60
Motorway: 80
No tolerance on any road when speed cameras are in operation.
Trinidad and Tobago 50 (30 in residential areas)65–8080–10050652 km/h over the speed limit [55] [56]
Tunisia 50 (70 on urban fast traffic roads)90110
Turkey [fn 31] 5090 ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 80 if L3)120 (motorways) ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 100 if L3[ clarification needed ])
110 (dual carriageways) ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 90 if L3)
8090 (motorways)
85 (dual carriageway)
10% over the limit, except for motorways which have zero tolerance
Turkmenistan [57] [58] 6090110
Uganda [59] 30 (close to schools and hospitals), 40 (other streets in the cities), 50 (city roads connecting the main highways and motorways) [60] 8080–100
Ukraine [fn 32] 50, [61] (can be increased by regional government up to 80[ citation needed ])90 ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 80)110 (dual carriageway)
130 (motorway)
Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 80)
70–908020 km/h
United Arab Emirates 40–10040–80100–160 (in spots)50–8080Almost all roads are monitored by speed cameras (radars). Temporary speed cameras are used occasionally to catch overspeeding between cameras. No tolerance in speed limit in Abu Dhabi Emirate. All other Emirates have tolerance of +20 km/h
United Kingdom 48 (30 mph) [fn 33] 97 (60 mph) [fn 33] 113 (70 mph) [fn 34] 80–97 (50–60 mph) dependent on class (64–97 (40–60 mph) in Scotland) [fn 35] 97–113 (60–70 mph) [fn 35] dependent on class (motorways).
97–113 (60–70 mph) (80–113 (50–70 mph) in Scotland, ditto (dual-carriageways)
The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) suggests police forces do not prosecute until drivers exceed a margin of error of 10 per cent of the speed limit to take into account driver concentration, plus 2 mph for speedometer error. [62]
United States [fn 1] 30–90 (20–55 mph)[ citation needed ]70-120 (45–75 mph) [fn 36] 100–130 (60–80 mph) [fn 37] 137 (85 mph) is allowed on one highway in Texas [fn 38] Restrictions only in few states, typically 16 km/h (10 mph) lower89–129 (55–80 mph) [fn 37] States have jurisdiction over speed limits. Enforcement varies, from warning (e.g., Nebraska) to fines to jail (e.g., Wyoming above 100 mph). Typically, ~5 mph over in speed limit zones 50 mph and under and ~10 mph in zones 55 mph and over (highway speeds) [ citation needed ] Usually up to 5 mph over.; can be as little as 1 mph. [63]
Uruguay [64] 5075–9090–110none
Uzbekistan 701001007090/80
Vanuatu [65] usually up to 60 km/h (50 in Luganville [66] )60–80N/AN/AN/A
Vatican 30
Venezuela [fn 39] 15–3080–120N/A40–6060–120
Vietnam 60 ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 50)80 ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 60)90–120 ( Sinnbild Kraftrad.svg 70)70705 km/h
Yemen 3545–70
Zambia 5570–11075–1107555–70
Zimbabwe 6080–12080–1208060–80
Speed limits by country
Speed limits by country Usual interurban (non urban) speed limit in the European Union outside of motorways and outside of expressway
Legend:
   = 70 km/h;    = 80 km/h,    = 90 km/h;    = 97 km/h (60 mph);    = 100 km/h
Source Europa.eu
Speed limits by country
Speed limits by country National speed limits for heavy good vehicle (HGV) (>3.5 tonnes according to Vienna convention) in the European Union, on all roads including motorways
Legend:
   = 60 km/h;    = 70 km/h,    = 80 km/h,    = 90 km/h;    = 100 km/h;    = 110 km/h;    = mph
source Europa.eu{{cite web |url=http://ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety/going_abroad/search_en.htm |title= European Commission - Road Safety}}

Footnotes

  1. 1 2 Signs are posted in mph. Until recently, speed limit signs on a stretch of Interstate 19 in southern Arizona were the only ones based on the metric system. As part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the federal government funded a project where the state of Arizona replaced the km/h signs on that stretch with miles-based speed limit signs.
  2. "Speed limit in Av. Libertador and Av. Figueroa Alcorta". 31 August 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  3. Default speed limits in Australia vary between states and territories. See Speed limits in Australia for more details.
  4. No special limit applies for automobiles with trailers. A 100 km/h speed limit applies for heavy vehicles with a gross vehicle mass of 12 tonnes or more. A 100 km/h limit applies for buses with a gross vehicle mass of 5 tonnes or more. In some Australian states, Road Trains are limited to 90 km/h. In some cases, over steep descents or other potentially dangerous stretches of road, heavy vehicles may have other special speed limits as indicated by signage.
  5. "Bulgaria Ups Hwy Speed Limit to 140 km/h". 26 June 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  6. "Bulgarian MPs Seal 140 km/h as Highway Speed Limit". 12 June 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  7. Highway 1A has a maximum speed limit of 30 km/h in some undivided portions (single carriageway) near 51°10′11″N115°39′31″W / 51.169832°N 115.658684°W
  8. Highway 1A has a maximum speed limit of 50 km/h in some divided portions (dual carriageway) near 51°13′33″N115°47′16″W / 51.2258626°N 115.78767°W
  9. 1 2 During winter, when conditions are often bad, all Finnish motorways have a speed limit of 100 km/h or less. Also most roads with 100 km/h speed limit in summer have 80 km/h limit during winter.
  10. Article 413-2:
    Toutefois, sur les sections de ces routes comportant au moins deux voies affectées à un même sens de circulation, la vitesse maximale est relevée à 90 km/h sur ces seules voies.
  11. routes à deux chaussées séparées par un terre-plein central
  12. Speed limit is 60 km/h for trailers on 2-lane non-priority roads.
  13. Speed limit is 80 km/h for lorries and trailers transporting dangerous goods.
  14. 130 km/h is the recommended maximum speed on motorways. Some sections of the German motorway network are covered by speed limits, usually ranging from 80 to 130 km/h. It is usual for drivers involved in crashes who were exceeding the 'recommended' speed limit to be held to be at least partly at fault, regardless of the circumstances of the crash, and insurance companies have the right to withhold payment. About 30% of the motorways have a (partially variable) speed limit. Vehicles also must be able to go faster than 60 km/h.
    Roughly 21% of German motorways have static limits (temporary or permanent) indicated by traditional traffic signs. An additional 9% have dynamic signage that can be changed electronically depending on time, weather, traffic or temperature. Most of the latter are switched off (= no limit) under good conditions. Tempolimits auf Bundesautobahnen 2015, BASt, 2017
  15. Speed limits have been signed in kilometres per hour since the 1980s. The unit "km/h" was signed below the number before the late 1990s.
  16. Type restriction is not prescribed for private motor vehicles or motor cycles as opposed to goods vehicles and buses. The default speed limit is 50 km/h unless signed otherwise.
  17. No default speed limit is mandated on expressways. The lowest signposted limit on main lines is 70 km/h, which is the norm for examples from the 1970s and 1980s usually found in urban areas. More commonly, however, 80 km/h is signed. The rural standard is 100 km/h and is signed whenever practicable in the New Territories. The highest limit, 110 km/h, is only used on the island of Lantau.
  18. Buses, as well as goods vehicles with a laden weight of 7.5 tonnes, are limited to 70 km/h, minibuses to 80 km/h. Most buses and all minibuses are mechanically restricted. The restriction for goods vehicles is not enforced by the police.
  19. The default speed limit in the territory is 50 km/h. 30 km/h may be signed on less used roads built on rough terrain.
  20. Iceland does not have expressways/motorways in the traditional sense. There is only one true 'expressway', road 41 (Reykjanesbraut), which is built to motorway standard most of its route – grade separated, 2 lanes each direction. However it does not have a higher speed limit. Other such expressways are located within Reykjavík city limits, and the maximum speed is 80 km/h.
  21. 1 2 100 km/h is default limit on all National Routes regardless of design standard when local limits do not apply; regional and minor routes have an 80 km/h limit. All limits are signposted either way. *On urban motorways such as the M50 (100 km/h or 80 km/h) or M1 (as low as 80 km/h in places) or in tunnels (80 km/h).
  22. A proposed 150 km/h limit on a few stretches of six-lanes motorways never went into force.
  23. "Lithuanian parliament official speed limits. See XV article". 8 April 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  24. Some two lane Federal highways are posted at 110 km/h provided they have a paved shoulder.
  25. 1 2 In the Netherlands, only cars or vans pulling a trailer with a total weight of less than 3.5 metric tons (with the trailer weighing less than 750 kg) are allowed to drive 90 km/h, except where a lower speed limit is posted. Vehicles of other categories (i.e. trucks), as well as cars or vans with a trailer weighing more than 3.5 tons are restricted to 80 km/h.
  26. This is because the 3% are rounded up. 3% of 136 km/h is 4.08, which after rounding up results in a tolerance of 5 km/h. Thus after correction for tolerance, a measured speed of 136 km/h results in a fine for driving 131 km/h, or 1 km/h over the speed limit.
  27. Speed limit is 130 km/h, but no legal sanction is established for driving within 10 km/h over the speed limit.
  28. BBC news of reduction On two-way roads, cars and motorbikes are allowed to go 20 km/h over the speed limit in order to overtake a slower vehicle in a shorter amount of time.
  29. On roads with a speed limit of 100 km/h for cars and motorbikes: 90 km/h for buses, vans and vehicles with a trailer weighing 750 kg or less, 80 km/h for trucks and vehicles with a trailer weighing more than 750 kg.
    On roads with a speed limit of 90 km/h for cars and motorbikes: 80 km/h for buses, vans and vehicles with a trailer weighing 750 kg or less, 70 km/h for trucks and vehicles with a trailer weighing more than 750 kg.
  30. 1 2 3 Sweden introduced new speed limits in 2008/2009, where the regular limits 30, 50, 70, 90 and 110 km/h are complemented by 40, 60, 80, 100 and 120 km/h. Please see this document for more information In general speed limits of 110 and 120 km/h apply on freeways only (4 lanes). However speed limits of 110 km/h remain on fence-divided 2–3 lane highways in the northern part of the country. Parts of the east-coast European Route E4 north of the city of Gävle towards Haparanda is an example of this. All other 2–3 lane highways previously zoned at 110 km/h have been lowered to either 90 or 100 km/h respectively.
  31. In June 2010, a motion has taken by the Turkish Grand National Assembly to increase the speed limit in double lane highways in rural areas from 90 km/h to 110 km/h. New law is expected to be valid from July 2010.
  32. New speed limits in Ukraine effective since 1 January 2018.
  33. 1 2 UK roads only have three blanket limits for non-towing private vehicles (separate from those for trucks, buses and towing vehicles). 30 mph (48 km/h) in towns (including dual carriageways), 60 mph (97 km/h) on non-urban single carriageway roads, and 70 mph (113 km/h) on all dual-carriageway roads and motorways (including rare single-carriageway motorway sections, and slip roads), which apply without needing signs. Any other limits in force must be clearly posted. For example, 20 mph (32 km/h) limits are sometimes seen in residential estates and city-centre areas and outside primary schools, whereas 40 mph (64 km/h) limits are common on major urban through-routes, including many 2-lane single-carriageway residential urban roads, and usually come with both zone start/end signs and small repeaters (with 30 mph areas also usually having start/end signs for clarity, but rarely repeaters; 60/70 sections tend to be marked with struck-circle "de-restriction" signs, but very occasionally zone-start and repeaters for clarity or preserving the higher limit on limited-access routes that would otherwise technically class as an urban road). Higher limits in urban areas are usually reserved for limited-access dual carriageways. Lower limits are common on sections of dual carriageways, even on some major intercity routes. Permanent, mandatory lower motorway limits are rare but do exist, e.g. 50 mph (80 km/h) is generally applied on tidal flow sections, in tunnels, some bridges or sections of substandard alignment and junction structure. Variable, legally-enforceable limits for traffic control (including hard-shoulder running at up to 50~60 mph) are being gradually introduced (at time of writing, on sections of the M25, M42 and M6) and may go as low as 20 mph (32 km/h) in 10 mph steps. Any other speed signs on motorways are usually advisory-only but may be used for apportioning liability for accidents.
  34. In general, non-urban, all-purpose (i.e. not limited to motor traffic, except in the case of "A(M)" roads) dual carriageways are subject to the same 70 mph limit for light vehicles as motorways, but lower limits (50 and 60 mph) are in place for heavy trucks, buses/minibuses and towing vehicles. These roads take the place of motorways where a high-traffic trunk route is required but building a motorway would be impractical for reasons of cost and/or geography. For instance, steeper or more winding alignments and less forgiving junctions than would be found on motorways necessitate lower limits for some stretches – as low as 30 mph in some cases, e.g. around Penmaenbach on the A55 in Wales, or a less severe 60 mph restriction on some parts of the A38 and A45.
  35. 1 2 Generally in the UK, lorries over a laden weight of 7500 kg are mechanically or electronically speed-limited to 56 mph (90 km/h) because of overriding European law, even on motorways where they are legally permitted (under UK law) to travel at 60 mph. Some heavier machines are further limited to 53 mph (85 km/h) for the same reasons, and carry warning plates to this effect. Some lorries or trucks with a laden weight between 3500 kg and 7500 kg are also speed-limited to 56 mph (90 km/h) on all roads. On non-motorway roads, heavier trucks are legally limited to 50 (single-carriageway) or 60 (dual carriageway) mph (80 and 97 km/h) except in scotland where they are limited to 40 (single-carriageway) or 50 (dual carriageway (as of 6 April 2015), Medium trucks and buses/commercial van-based minibuses to 50 and 60 mph (80 and 97 km/h), though the latter are further subdivided: some are allowed a motorway speed of 97 km/h (60 mph) and others 70 mph (113 km/h). Light commercial vans are subject to the same 60/70/70 mph limits as private cars and motorcycles, and towing cycles/cars/vans subject to medium truck 50/60/60 limits.
  36. The lower speed limit in large inner-cities may be as low as 45 mph (72 km/h) for example on I-90/94 which goes through Chicago. In many urban areas, controlled-access highways typically take 5 – 15 mph off the speed limit. For example, in Cleveland and Cuyahoga county, the speed limit is 60 mph (97 km/h). Once out of the county, the speed limit returns to 65 mph (105 km/h).
  37. 1 2 The state of Hawaii posts a 55 mph (89 km/h) speed limit on many Interstate highways.
  38. One toll road near Austin, TX has a speed limit of 85 miles per hour. 85 MPH Highway Opens [ permanent dead link ]
  39. There are no specific speed limits in Venezuela. The standard within towns is 60 km/h and from 80 to 120 km/h in highways however it varies depending on road conditions therefore speed limits are set by transit authorities through signals. Ley de Transito Terrestre, 3 November 2007 Archived 1 January 2013 at archive.today .
  40. Cars with heavy trailer: 80 km/h; lorries with heavy trailer: 70 km/h.
  41. Cars with heavy trailer: 100 km/h; lorries with heavy trailer: 80 km/h.
  42. 100 km/h for buses and vans, 90 km/h for trucks and vehicles with a trailer weighing 750 kg or less, 80 km/h for vehicles with a trailer weighing more than 750 kg.

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