Maximum Speed Limits Around The World

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Should you hoons find yourselves on the road this summer, keep this little guide of world speed limits handy. Here we have the maximum road speed limits all around the world on each places’s fastest roads. This is not an excuse to drive at those speeds everywhere and saying to the local law enforcement “but sir, I saw this thing posted on this awesome car website so it must be true” won’t work. Trust us, we have tried it.

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  1. kogashiwa Avatar

    How is Argentina so fast?
    Manitoba is listed at 110 which is technically correct but only a very tiny stretch of one road is actually 110. Everything else is mostly 100. On roads so profoundly straight and flat it could easily be 200.

    1. Maymar Avatar

      Could be worse, you could be just a little further east in Ontario, which basically lags behind the entire first world (and much of the 3rd world).

      1. kogashiwa Avatar

        Well, that’s about as far east as I have to go to get to the first curve.

      2. ptschett Avatar

        Nearly 10 years after my first and most-recent trip there, my memory of the signage about traffic enforcement fines along the Trans-Canada Highway in the Kenora area still scares me. IIRC it was something like: 10 km/h over: lots of money; 20 km/h over; far more money; 30 km/h over; your car is now property of Ontario.

        1. Maymar Avatar

          It’s actually 50km over to impound your car, but yeah. I mean, technically 20 over is treated as an unofficial limit (unless the cops have quotas to meet, they mostly let things keep flowing), but the government refuses to change anything.

  2. Sjalabais Avatar

    I see Norway is registered at 110kph top speed roads. Ææææh…there are a handful of such roads in the entire country. 80kph is the standard top speed (the one implicitly referred to if another speed limit is just removed) and I know of no road within a three, maybe four hour drive from here that has a higher limit.
    Btw, don’t know if that is so interesting, but we’ve had another massive landslide in my backyard today. It has been dry and sunny weather for weeks, so the whole thing is puzzling. A truck driver was caught in the landslide, 50-60m wide with 3-5m tall stones. Miraculously, he is okay. Pictures and video here:
    …and this video from the alternative route, now clogged, shows the RV density we have to live with during the summer. Not good for speed limits of any kind, as they tend to be even halfed by some of them:

  3. Kiefmo Avatar

    I see 80mph for Utah.
    But it was damned sure 65mph when I was nailed last week by a Beehive State Trooper going 82mph, just two miles after taking a happy family photo in front of the “Welcome to Utah” roadside billboard with the raptor on it.
    Dude knocked it down to just 5 over, but having driven 15 hours that day already, I was quite finished, and completed the last half hour to Vernal in silence.

    1. Scoutdude Avatar

      I actually drove one of the 80 mph test sections in Utah shortly after they started the test period. It is surprising how quickly it has spread in the states near it.

    2. Hatchtopia Avatar

      80 MPH will be on the Interstates – the 65 limit will be for other highways, like the one that leads into Vernal.

  4. outback_ute Avatar

    I have ‘used’ the little purple patch in the Northern Territory, Australia!

  5. MattC Avatar

    I was in British Columbia earlier this year and was pleasantly surprised to see that the Sea to Sky highway has a variable speed limit. Never, did I feel that any section was slower than it should be.

  6. discontinuuity Avatar

    It’s not too much of a surprise that Nunavut’s speed limit is 70 kph. There’s only 4,000 registered vehicles there, and the roads don’t connect to the rest of Canada.

  7. Krautwursten Avatar

    Soundtrack for driving in Germany (and apparently a single highway in northern Australia).

  8. mr smee Avatar
    mr smee

    110 in Alberta, but traffic usually moves at 130. when I was a kid there was nightime limits and truck limits too.