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Speed Limits

Speed Limits

The speed limit is a measure created and used in most countries to regulate the speed of road vehicles. The first maximum speed limit was introduced in the United Kingdom with 10mph or the equivalent to 16km/h, around 1861. But these consider also a minimum and a no speed limit, defined in a traffic sign.

However speed limits are not a rule for the roads in all countries, in fact some roads have no speed limit and they excluded certain classes of vehicles. But the most of countries consider a legally speed limit sign and depending of the country these are set by each state. Sometimes minimum limits are not posted, so drivers should drive with the normal movement of traffic. Please follow us and get more information for speed limit in USA, Canada and UK countries.

Considered only by cars and motorcycles
Freeways: 55 - 40 mph.
Rural interstate areas: 65 mph.
School zones: As low as 25 mph.

The speed limits in Canada consider kilometers per hour (km/h) and they are usually on the side of the road.
School zones and playground: 30-50 km/h
City/Town areas: 40-50 km/h
Major roads in urban and suburban areas: 60 - 70 km/h
Multi-lane highway driving: 100 km/h
Freeways: 80-110 km/h

United Kingdom considers all speed limits in miles per hour (mph).
Motorways and dual carriage ways: 70mph.
Unrestricted single carriageway roads: 60mph.
Built up areas e.g. towns and villages: 30mph.
Residential areas: 20mph.