It is important to know this sped limits. Supose you want to drive from a state to another, and you are used with driving at 75 mph, but in the new state the speed limit is 55. So, this is a good way to avoid speed tickets!
Well you were used by the old laws to drive at 55 mph. Well no more, starting May 2005 1 states had raised speed limits to 70 mph or higher on some portion of their roadway systems. There are often lower speed limits at night and for trucks.
Outside towns speed limits are now almost universally ignored, but most motorists only travel at ten or twenty miles per hour above the limit. In towns, speed limits can be as low as 25mph, and are generally obeyed absolutely. It is very rare to see anyone exceeding a speed limit in a town - those drivers that do are almost always stopped by the police.
In many cases there are progressively slower speed limits as you approach a town (55, 45, 35, 25mph), followed by progressively higher limits as you leave it (25, 35, 45, 55mph).
|Other limited access roads|
|District of Columbia||N/A||55||N/A||25|
70 (55 trucks)
70 (60 trucks)
< 70 (55 trucks)
|65||day: 70 night: 65||day: 70 night: 65|
(trucks 55; 65 on Ohio Turnpike)
|day: 75 night: 65|
Effective July 1, 2006, the posted limit on I-85 may be as high as 70 mph.
Read them, learn the one in your state and the one in the state you want to go and you won’t get bustted!