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Speed limits in Europe

Country

Within towns

Automobiles & motorcycles (single carriageway)

Expressways/motorways (dual carriageway)

Trucks or automobiles with trailer

Outside
 built-up areas/highways

Enforcement tolerance

 Albania

40

80-90

110

60-70

80

 

 Armenia

40-60

90

90

90

90

Up to 10 km/h over the limit

 Austria

50

100

130-160

100

100

 

 Azerbaijan

60

90

110

     

 Belarus

60

90

100 ( 90)

70

90

Up to 10 km/h over the limit

 Belgium

50 (30 in downtown Brussels and Antwerp)

90

Motorways: 120, Expressways: 120 (90 when no physical separation between opposite directions)

60-90

90

6 km/h tolerance under 100 km/h, 6% over 100 km/h

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

50

80

130 (motorways)
100 (expressways)

80

   

 Bulgaria

50

90 ( 80)

140 ( 100)

70

100

 

 Croatia

50

90

130 (motorways)
110 (expressways)

80

80

10% in all cases; additionally, outside towns there is no penalty for 10 km/h speeding

 Cyprus

50

80

100

80

100

20% unofficially (depends on police officer). Tickets can be given from 1kph more than speedlimit

 Czech Republic

50

90

80 (urban expressways & motorways)
130

80

90

Usually 10 (urban) to 20 (highway) km/h but might be strict in urban areas. Additional 5 km/h measurement tolerance in any case

 Denmark

50

80

130

70 (80 for buses)

80

 

 Estonia

50

90-110

 

90

90

 

 Finland

40-50

80-100[fn 10]

120

80

80

Generally 10% over speed limit, but a ticket can be given for less. Especially when detected by fixed speed camera.

 France

50

90
(80 in rain)

110 (100 in rain)-expressways
130 (110 in rain)-motorways

60-110

80-130

5 km/h tolerance under 100 km/h, 5% over 100 km/h

 Georgia

60

90

110

     

 Germany

50

100 (no / 130 recommended with two or more lanes per direction)

No Speed Limit
(130 recommended)

80
100

100

Up to 100 km/h: 3 km/h, over 100 km/h: 3% (rounded up) for fixed speed cameras.
Up to 100 km/h: 7 km/h, over 100 km/h: 7% (rounded up) for moving speed cameras.

 Greece

50

90 ( 70)

130 ( 80)

80 (School buses 60)

80 (School buses 60)

 

 Hungary

50

90

110 (expressways)
130 (motorways)

70

80

 

 Iceland

50

90 (80 on gravel)

90

80

80

 

 Ireland

30-50

80-100[fn 20]

120

80-100

80

 

 Italy

50 (70 on urban fast traffic roads)

90

110 (100 in adverse weather)-expressways
130-150 (110 in adverse weather)-motorways

70

80

 

 Latvia

50

90

90; 110 (motorways)

80

80-90

Up to 10 km/h over the limit is tolerated on highways

 Liechtenstein

50

80

 

80

   

 Lithuania

50

70-90

110-130

70-80-90

90

 

 Luxembourg

50

90

130 (110 in rain)

90

90

 

 Macedonia

50

80-100

120

     

 Malta

25-45

60-80

 

60

   

 Netherlands

50 (30 in many residential areas)

80

130 (motorways, 120 or lower on many stretches)
100 (expressways)

80-90[fn 23]

80

3 km/h for up to 100 km/h measured, 3% of the measured speed otherwise. From 01-01-2012, the higher 9 km/h tolerance for speeds over 130 km/h has been abolished in favour of the 3% rule (resulting in fines being issued from 136 km/h).

 Norway

50

80

100

80, 60 without brakes on trailer

80

0-10% = Ticket. Up to 20% on highways if it does not make any danger.

 Poland

50 (60 at night)

90 (single carriageways)
100 (dual carriageways)

140 (motorways)
120 (dual carriageway expressways)
100 (single carriageway expressways)

70

80

10 km/h on motorways and expressways

 Portugal

50

90-100

120

70-80

100

 

 Romania

50
70 (some DN stretches)

90
100 (E-roads)

130 (motorways)
100 (expressways)

80
90 (E-roads)

90 (expressways)
110 (motorways)

10 km/h

 Russia

60 (can be increased by regional government up to 110)

90 (can be increased by regional government up to 110)[12]

110 ( 110)

70-90

90

10 km/h

 Serbia

50

80

120 (motorways)
100 (expressways)

80

100

10% above the speed limit. However, it can depend on traffic officer.

 Slovakia

50

90

130

90

90/130

 

 Slovenia

50

90

130 (motorways)
110 (expressways)

80

80

7 km/h up to 100 km/h, 8 km/h between 100 and 150 km/h and 9 km/h above 150 km/h

 Spain

50

90-100[fn 27]

120 (from July 1, 2011)

70-80[fn 28]

80-90[fn 29]

 

 Sweden

30-60

60-100 (110)

110-120

80

80

 

  Switzerland

50

80-100

120

80

80

Up to 100 km/h: 5 km/h, 101 to 150 km/h: 6 km/h, over 150 km/h: 7 km/h for fixed speed cameras.
Up to 100 km/h: 3 km/h, 101 to 150 km/h: 4 km/h, over 150 km/h: 5 km/h for laser speed cameras.

 Turkey

50

90 ( 80 if L3)

120(motorways)( 100 if L3)
110 (expressways 90 if L3)

80

90(motorways)
85(expressways)

 %10 over the limit, except for motorways which have zero tolerance

 Ukraine

60

90 ( 80)

110 (dual carriageway)
130 (motorway)
( 80)

70-90

80

20 km/h

 United Kingdom

48 (30 mph)

97 (60 mph)

113 (70 mph) (both Motorways and trunk Dual-carriageways) - 129 (80 mph) proposed for Motorways only from 2013[fn 36]

64–97 (40-60 mph) dependent on class

97-113 (60-70 mph) dependent on class (Motorways)
80-113 (50-70 mph), ditto (trunk Dual-carriageways)

3–14 km/h(2-9 mph) dependent on limit and jurisdiction. Patrol officers use own discretion (normally 10% + 2 mph).


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