the speed limit, the permitted maximum speed, permissible maximum speed or speed limiting is an obligatory limit value for the speed, which may not be exceeded.
It can be characterized generally by law fixed or by road signs andBeföderung of certain goods applies or on certain distances of roads, rail or water routes to certain vehicles.
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In the picture on the right of indicated indications nearly on the whole world one uses. This indicationit gives depending upon country in decimal or in Fünferschritten. In the German-speaking countries decimal steps are usual. In the USA as also in Canada for it different indications are used. These are square, the speed limit become in black writing on white backgroundrepresented.
The indications can be limited by Zusatzschilder their validity, so that it z. B. only with wet roadway applies. While in most countries limit in km/h are indicated, it becomes in Great Britain and in the USAindicated in miles per hour (mph).
The speed limit in Europe waived by the indication „end of the permissible maximum speed “or by the indication „end of all distance prohibitions “. In Austria and Germany alternatively a speed limit can also with indications„Beginning of the zone with permissible maximum speed “(Germany: Indication No. 274.1) are indicated; it becomes in this case with indications „end of the zone with permissible maximum speed “(Germany: Indication No. 274.2) waived.
Beginning of the permissible maximum speed (here: 60 km/h)
Additionally to the boards can speed limit also stillon the roadway to be painted direct. They have however only a reference character and are legally not binding.
a kind of the Verkehrsüberwachung is the determination of excesses of the speed limit for instance assistance of radar device, laser pistols or section control.In many countries such determinations are full-pulled by the police.
Often also speed indicators are set up, which indicate the driven speed to the driver. They serve as educating measure and not for the punishment.
distances without speed limits
on some roads becameto today no speed limit imported. Most well-known the German motorways might be. Thus there are journeys even organized to Germany, whose main part is unrestricted lawn in the rented car of the upper class. The introduction of a speed limit is since the existence of the Federal Republicin the discussion. Since the participation of the Greens in the Federal Government in the year 1998 however no more of the established parties uses itself for it.
The Northern Territory in Australia knows outside from localities hardly speed limits. No general speed limit introducedthe Isle OF one as well as India. In both countries only punctually at dangerous distances speed characters are set up.
Due to the road quality speeds are however practically impossible in India over 150 km/h. In Germany the high density of traffic prevents on thatMotorways often driving highest speeds. There for this reason said that the roads on the Isle OF one are best suitable for driving with high speed, even side streets know no speed limit. However it gave on that74.000 inhabitants seizing island between 1993 and 2003 112 dead ones and 1,042 (approx. 1.4 per cent of the total population) heavily hurt victims in the traffic. In the meantime the introduction of a speed limit is discussed.
A legend against it is that the US-American Federal State Montana of 1995until no speed limit is to have had 1999. Actually there were none speed-describes, which were road users nevertheless obligated to drive „reasonably “. It lay in the scope for discretion of the authorities to impose penalties - despite missing describe -. As border for this was mostly attached90 mph (144 km/h).
speed limits internationally for passenger car (and trailers)
in most countries gives it at the state borders of signs, which refer to most important speed limit in the country. Inthe illustration right the appropriate sign is like it at the German state border stands to see.
First the indication for the maximum speed
- of inside place (50 km/h), under it
- except place (100 km/h) and whole down
- the recommended speed on motorways (130 km/h).
general speed limits apply for Europe in the European countries:
|All values in km/h|
|country||passenger car and motorcycles||passenger car with trailer|
|local area||open land /Schnell- and/or. Express route||motorway||local area||open land /Schnell- and/or. Express route||motorway|
|Germany||50||100/∞ 1||∞ 1||50||80||80/100 6|
|France||50||90/110||110 9 /130||50||90/110||130|
|Greece (passenger car)||50||90||120||80||80|
|Isle OF one||∞||-||∞||-|
|Italy||50||90/130 2||130/150 3||50||70||80|
|Luxembourg||50||90/110||110 9 /130||50||90/110||130|
|Austria||50||,100||,130||50||100 4||100 5|
1 speed limit, the speed amounts to 230 km/h
2 for motorcycles 110
3zweispurige motorways: 130; dreispurige motorways: 150 (since 2003, only with appropriate sign-posting with permissible maximum speed of 150 km/h)
4 passenger cars with heavy trailer: 80, truck with heavy trailer: 70
5 passenger cars with heavy trailer: 100, truck with heavy trailer: 80
6 under certain conditions the one investigation by the TÜV requires
7 LKWs and Gelenkbusse: 80, touring buses: overseas
in Australia applies
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- [ work on] a limit from 100 to 110 km/h on Highwayswith exception of the Northern Territory, where no admits of speed limit are. Open land routes have a limit of 80 km/h.
- In China a limit of 120 km/h applies for 1 since that on motorways. May 2004. It was before about 110 km/h. Motor roads (kuaisu gonglu) mostly a limit of 100 km/h has. Open land routes (China national Highways, which are however no motorways) have permitted maximum speed of 80 km/h.
- Into Canada one may drive 100 or 110 km/h depending upon province on Highways.Limit are usually (in km/h) out-described.
- In New Zealand 50 km/h of inside place and 100 km/h on motorways apply. Learner-drivers may drive generally maximally 70 km/h. Trucks have a permitted maximum speed of 90 km/h, school penalty of 80 km/h.
- In the USAa speed limit between 88 and 120 km/h depending upon Federal State on Highways (55 to 75 mph) applies.
- In the united Arab emirates applies for 80 km/h and inside place on motorways for 120 km/h (between Abu Dhabi and Dubai 160 km/h), on open land routes60 km/h as speed limits.
- In Brunei applies for 80 km/h and inside place 50 km/h as speed limit on motorways for 100 km/h, on open land routes.
other rule in the traffic does not encounter less acceptance with the Vekehrsteilnehmern. Ignoring speed limiting leads regularly to accidents. Statistically seen driving is also to high speed the most frequent cause for deadlyAccidents.
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