The 55 mph limit is an old memory, i speed limits in the United States of America over time they have increased in almost all American states, approaching those in Europe.
If you want to rent a car and taking an On the Road trip on the beautiful and scenic American roads is good to inquire about driving in the USA and on the speed limits in force in the various states that you will touch on the tour.
In Texas you can travel as fast as 85 miles per hour, almost 140 km / h, much more than in Spain. This raising of limits now allows you to reduce travel times, which until a few years ago could have been quite long.
Also a on-the-road trip on American roads it is always a pleasure, regardless of speed, indeed to enjoy the journey you do not need to run but admire the unique surrounding landscape and stop every now and then in the characteristic rest areas.
Below we will list the various maximum speed limits imposed by the various states. These limits also vary according to the type of road. In urban streets they are quite inferior. We recommend staying well beware of road signs and to stay slightly below the limit.
La American police it is very strict. Also, unlike in Spain where they are reported, here speed cameras and tutors are not reported in advance. Very often American sheriffs are in hiding and chasing the car after the infringement.
Speed limits in the United States of America
45 mph (72 km / h): American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands.
55 mph (89 km / h): District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands.
60 mph (97 km/h): Hawaii.
65 mph (105 km / h): Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont.
70 mph (113 km/h): Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
75 mph (121 km / h): Kansas, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Washington.
80 mph (130 km / h): Idaho, Montana, Nevada, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming.
85 mph (137 km / h): Texas.
We remember again that these limits represent speeds maximum on the road sections that allow it. So in the city or on various road sections, they can be considerably lower.
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