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State Speed Limit Chart

 

STATE RURAL INTERSTATES
URBAN INTERSTATES
OTHER LIMITED ACCESS ROADS
Cars
(mph)
Trucks
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Trucks
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Trucks
(mph)
Alabama 70 70 65 65 65 65
Alaska 55 55 55 55 55 55
Arizona 75 75 65 65 65 65
Arkansas 70 65 55 55 60 60
California 70 55 65 55 70 55
Colorado 75 75 65 65 65 65
Connecticut 65 65 55 55 65 65
Delaware 55 55 55 55 65 65
D.C. N/A N/A 55 55 N/A N/A
Florida 70 70 65 65 70 70
Georgia 70 70 55 55 65 65
  Georgia 'Super Speeder Law' adds on $200 in state fees for any driver convicted of speeding at >75 on any two-lane roads or >85 on multiple lane roads anywhere in the state.
Hawaii 60 60 60 60 55 55
Idaho 75 65 65 65 65 65
Illinois 70 70 55 55 65 55
Indiana 70 65 55 55 60 60
Iowa 70 70 55 55 65 65
Kansas 75 75 70 70 70 70
Kentucky 65 65 65 65 65 65
 

70 on specific segments based on an engineering and traffic investigation
          
Louisiana 75 75 70 70 70 70
Maine 75 75 75 75 75 75
Two limited access highways are posted at 55.
Maryland 65 65 65 65 65 65
Massachusetts 65 65 65 65 65 65
Michigan 70 60; 55 if speed limit for cars is <70  70 60; 55 if speed limit for cars is <70  70 60; 55 if speed limit for cars is <70 
Minnesota 70 70 55, 60 or 65 55, 60 or 65 65 65
Mississippi 70 70 70 70 70 70
Missouri 70 70 60 60 65 65
Montana 75 65 65 65 day: 70
night: 65
day: 70
night: 65
Nebraska 75 75 65 65 65 65
Nevada 75 75 65 65 70 70
New Hampshire 65; 70 on specified segments  65; 70 on specified segments 65 65 55 55
New Jersey 65 65 55 55 65 65
New Mexico 75 75 65 65 60-70 60-70
New York 65 65 55 55 55 55
  Except for certain designated highways
North Carolina 70 70 70 70 70 70
North Dakota 75 75 75 75 4-lane: 70; other: 65  4-lane: 70; other: 65 
Northern Mariana Islands None None 45 25 None None
Ohio 70 70 65 65 70 70
May be posted lower in some locations
Oklahoma 75 75 70 70 70 70
Oregon 65 55 55 55 55 55
Pennsylvania 65 65 65 65 65 65
Rhode Island 1 65 65 55 55 55 55
South Carolina 70 70 70 70 55 55
South Dakota 75 75 75 75 70 70
Tennessee 70 70 70 70 70 70
Texas 75; 80 or 85 on specified segments 75; 80 or 85 on specified segments 75
75
75
75
Utah 75; 80 on specified segments 75; 80 on specified segments 65 65 75 75
Vermont 65 65 55 55 50 50
Virgin Islands 40 40 55 55 20 20
Virginia 70 70 70 70 65 65
Washington 70 60 60 60 60 60
West Virginia 70 70 60 or 65 60 or 65 65 65
Wisconsin 65 65 65 65 65 65
Wyoming 75 75 75 75 65 65

Source: Governors Highway Safety Association, last updated 1/29/14

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NMA Position on Speed Limits

Speed limits should be based on sound traffic-engineering principles that consider responsible motorists' actual travel speeds.

Typically, this should result in speed limits set at the 85th percentile speed of free-flowing traffic (the speed under which 85 percent of traffic is traveling).


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