One would have thought that speed limits are the same in all states of the US, but you would be wrong. Some of the highest speed limits in North America are normally in the inland West. Those of you in the Northeast will have some of the lowest speed limits. However, these limits depend on what type of vehicle you drive.
There are different categories for certain vehicles, and the speed limits of these go up in increments of 5MPH; having said that, these limits will also change depending on what time of day you are driving. Normal speed limits average between 60mph to 80mph, again, these change from night to daytime driving.
A new law came in 1995, where states were allowed to set their own speed limits. However, this did not go down well with safety organizations. There seems to be a constant argument that the speed limits set are either too slow or too fast, but are officials ever going to make us all happy?
We do not understand why some limits are the same as they used to be say 20 years ago. Modern cars are nothing like they were two decades ago, they are much safer and can stop much sooner. Some people always say that having a fast car is insane, but you take a Ferrari and a standard family car. Get them both up to 70mph and then get them both to apply their brakes, which one do you think will stop much sooner?
Remember, that these laws are still in place for a reason, so please abide by the speed limits, and stay safe. For a list of all speed limits by state, visit Wikipedia.
What do you think of the current speed limits in the US?
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