World’s Speed Limits Map

Map by Amateria1121 / Wikimedia Commons

This world map shows the maximum driving speed limits in every country. Both speed limits are shown in kilometers per hour (kph, left) and miles per hour (mph, right).

Each nation has its own maximum speed limits, ranging from 70 kph (45 mph) all the way to 140 kph (85 mph). In countries such as the United States, Canada, and Australia, the speed limits are different for each state or province.

Countries such as Liberia, South Sudan, Bhutan, and Papua New Guinea have a speed limit of 70 kph (45 mph) or less. Some of the countries with a 140 kph (85 kph) speed limit include Poland, Bulgaria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The U.S. state of Texas also has this rather fast speed limit.

Germany is marked as having “no [speed] limit” as this is attributed to the Autobahn superhighways, which does not have a speed limit, and even has penalties for vehicles that stop inside them! In reality, though, the country has speed limits that depend on each area, where it can be 50 kph (31 mph), 100 kph (62 mph), 130 kph (81 mph), or none at all.

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