Which country has the highest speed limit?
Speed limits are one of the most talked about driving problems. In fact, it can be called the weather of the automotive world.
We thought it was time to look at speed limits. To do this, we have collected data on speed limits around the world, including restrictions for highways, rural and urban areas.
Which countries have the highest speed limits?
Looking at the global speed limits for highways and roads in rural and urban areas, several countries have resorted to their high limits time and time again, including the United States.
Incredibly, in some US states in urban areas, speeds of up to 75 mph (120 km / h) are allowed! Compare this to our maximum for urban areas, which is typically 30-60 km. per hour depending on the type of road, it is interesting that Americans sometimes travel almost twice as fast as the speed limits in some urban areas allow.
If you look at the list of permitted speeds in settlements, the United States stands out for its ultra-high limit. Bahrain and Nepal: The top speed in both countries is 80 km / h.
Unlike the United States, these countries have a 70 mph motorway standard, which is significantly lower than some other countries. Indeed, four countries, including Germany with its famous autobahns, do not impose any speed limits on highways, while in others, including Iraq, Bulgaria and the UAE, the speed limit on highways is 140 km / h.
Which countries have the lowest speed limits?
On Bhutan’s highways, the maximum speed is 50 km / h. Elsewhere, such as Bangladesh, Bolivia and Fiji, the 50 mph (80 km / h) limit is the maximum.
Meanwhile, on rural roads in Bangladesh you will be driving at no more than 19 mph (30 km / h) and in urban areas up to 16 mph (25 km / h). Things aren’t so fast in the Cayman Islands, with a speed limit of 25 mph (40 km / h) on rural roads and 19 miles (30 km / h) in urban areas.
Of course, many countries do not have the infrastructure that, for example, the UK does, so speed limits are designed to keep people safe on potentially dangerous roads.
What are your thoughts on speed limits and speed cameras? Do you swear every time you see a 50 kilometers per hour speed sign on a rural road? Or do you think there is an opportunity to lower these limits even further? We’d love to hear your thoughts, so join the conversation in the comments.