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State Rural interstates Urban interstates Other limited access roads Other roads Effective date of limits on Effective date of limits on
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Rural interstates Urban interstates Other limited access roads Other roads
Alabama 70 65 65 65 5/21/96 5/21/96 5/21/96 5/21/96
Alaska 65 55 65 55 1/15/88 no action 8/25/99 no action
Arizona 75 65 65 65 12/8/95 no action no action no action
Arkansas 70 55 60 55 8/19/96 no action 9/15/2008 no action
California 70
trucks: 55
65
trucks: 55
70 65 1/8/96 1/8/96 1/8/96 no action
Colorado 75 65 65 65 6/24/96 6/24/96 6/24/96 no action
Connecticut 65 55 65 55 10/1/98 no action 10/1/98 no action
Delaware 65 55 65 55 1/17/96 no action 1/17/96 no action
District of Columbia N/A 55 N/A 25 no action no action no action no action
Florida 70 65 70 65 4/8/96 4/8/96 4/8/96 4/8/96

 

State Rural interstates Urban interstates Other limited access roads Other roads Effective date of limits on Effective date of limits on
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Rural interstates Urban interstates Other limited access roads Other roads
Georgia 70 65 65 65 7/1/96 7/1/96 7/1/96 7/1/96
Hawaii 60 50 45 45 no action no action no action no action
Idaho 75
trucks: 65
75 65 65 5/1/96 5/1/96 5/1/96 5/1/96
Illinois 65
trucks: 55
55 65 55 1/25/96 no action 1/25/96 no action
Indiana 70
trucks: 65
55 60 55 7/1/05 no action 7/1/05 no action
Iowa 70 55 70 55 7/1/05 no action 7/1/05 no action
Kansas 70 70 70 65 3/7/96 3/7/96 3/7/96 3/7/96
Kentucky 65; 70 on specified segments of road 65 65 55 no action no action no action no action
Louisiana 70 70 70 65 8/15/97 8/15/97 8/15/97 8/15/97
Maine 65 65 65 60 6/12/87 6/12/87 6/12/87 6/12/87

 

State Rural interstates Urban interstates Other limited access roads Other roads Effective date of limits on Effective date of limits on
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Rural interstates Urban interstates Other limited access roads Other roads
Maryland 65 65 65 55 7/1/95 8/1/96 8/1/96 no action
Massachusetts 65 65 65 55 1/5/92 1/29/96 1/29/96 no action
Michigan 70 (60 trucks);
< 70 (55 trucks)
65 70 55 8/1/96 8/1/96 8/1/96 no action
Minnesota 70 65 65 55 7/1/97 7/1/97 7/1/97 no action
Mississippi 70 70 70 65 2/29/96 2/29/96 2/29/96 2/29/96
Missouri 70 60 70 65 3/13/96 3/13/96 3/13/96 3/13/96
Montana 75
trucks: 65
65 day: 70 night: 65 day: 70 night: 65 5/28/99 5/28/99 5/28/99 5/28/99
Nebraska 75 65 65 60 9/1/96 9/1/96 9/1/96 9/1/96
Nevada 75 65 70 70 12/8/95 12/8/95 12/8/95 12/8/95
New Hampshire 65 65 55 55 4/16/87 5/29/96 no action no action

 

State Rural interstates Urban interstates Other limited access roads Other roads Effective date of limits on Effective date of limits on
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Rural interstates Urban interstates Other limited access roads Other roads
New Jersey 65 55 65 55 1/19/98 no action 1/19/98 no action
New Mexico 75 75 65 55 5/15/96 no action 5/15/96 no action
New York 65 65 65 55 8/1/95 7/16/96 7/16/96 no action
North Carolina 70 70 70 55 8/5/96 8/5/96 10/1/96 no action
North Dakota 75 75 70 65 8/1/03 8/1/03 8/1/03 8/1/03
Ohio 65 65 55 55 7/1/09 7/28/96 no action no action
Oklahoma 75 70 70 70 8/29/96 8/29/96 8/29/96 8/29/96
Oregon 65
trucks: 55
55 55 55 6/27/87 no action no action no action
Pennsylvania 65 55 65 55 7/13/95 no action 5/10/96 no action
Rhode Island 65 55 55 55 5/12/96 no action no action no action

 

State Rural interstates Urban interstates Other limited access roads Other roads Effective date of limits on Effective date of limits on
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Rural interstates Urban interstates Other limited access roads Other roads
South Carolina 70 70 60 55 4/30/99 4/30/99 4/30/99 no action
South Dakota 75 75 70 70 4/1/96 4/1/96 7/1/05 7/1/05
Tennessee 70 70 70 65 3/25/98 5/15/01 5/15/01 5/15/01
Texas day: 75
trucks (day): 70
night (cars & trucks): 65
80 on specified segments of road
day: 70
night: 65
day: 75
night: 65
day: 60
night: 55
9/1/05 9/1/99 9/1/99 9/1/99
Utah 75; 80 on specified segments of road 65 75 65 5/1/96 5/1/96 5/1/96 5/1/96
Vermont 65 55 50 50 4/21/87 no action no action no action
Virginia 701 701 65 55 7/1/10 7/1/10 2/13/96 no action
Washington 70
trucks: 60
60 60 60 3/15/96 3/15/96 3/15/96 3/15/96
West Virginia 70 55 65 55 8/25/97 no action 8/25/97 no action
Wisconsin 65 65 65 55 6/17/87 8/1/96 8/1/96 no action
Wyoming 75 60 65 65 12/8/95 12/8/95 12/8/95 12/8/95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laws current as of June 2010

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