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What speed limit?

85 mph
- 16 (17%)
80 mph
- 32 (34%)
75 mph
- 25 (26.6%)
70 mph
- 18 (19.1%)
65 mph
- 0 (0%)
60 mph
- 0 (0%)
55 mph
- 0 (0%)
50 or bellow mph
- 3 (3.2%)

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Author Topic: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.  (Read 2653 times)

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Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« on: January 18, 2019, 04:35:33 PM »

70 for me.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 04:44:40 PM »

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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 04:51:49 PM »

I've been on sections of the German Autobahn that have no speed limit at all.

I've driven on the 85-mph TX-130.

The highest number I've seen on a speed limit sign while driving was 120 km/h.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 05:28:37 PM »

I've been on sections of the German Autobahn that have no speed limit at all.

I've driven on the 85-mph TX-130.

The highest number I've seen on a speed limit sign while driving was 120 km/h.

Same here, except instead of the Autobahn, I drove the "Montanabahn" (reasonable and prudent, except at night or for trucks) in 1996 while it was still in effect, until killjoys forced imposition of a fixed speed limit.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 06:27:47 PM »

75 after Michigan increased the speed limit.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2019, 06:58:42 PM »

Who said 50???  :-D
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2019, 07:24:15 PM »

Who said 50???  :-D
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2019, 07:37:23 PM »

Who said 50???  :-D
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2019, 08:49:19 PM »

70 on I-81 in West Virginia and on I-10 from Slidell to Biloxi.  Driven parts of the PA Turnpike, I-93 in NH, and I-70 in MD that are now 70, but were 65 at the time.

Did see a 100 Km/hr sign in Quebec
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2019, 08:51:30 PM »

If considering only what I have seen while actually on the road in real life - 75 MPH.

I've definitely seen 75 MPH before on the road, but I don't think I've ever seen 80 MPH (and definitely not 85 MPH or anything higher).
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2019, 10:15:37 PM »

For me:  80 on I-15 in Utah.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2019, 10:19:01 PM »

80 MPH in Texas and Utah for Freeways.  Surface routes the highest was several 75 MPH highways in Western Texas. 

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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2019, 10:57:52 PM »

75, I-95 from Houlton to Orono.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2019, 11:17:10 PM »

80 mph on I-70 in eastern Utah, I-84 in Idaho, I-86 in Idaho, and I-94 east of Glendive, MT.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2019, 12:36:00 AM »

For me, it would have to be the 85 mph in Texas (on TX-130 Toll Road)...
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2019, 12:47:05 AM »

80 in Montana, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2019, 01:13:13 AM »

The highest Ive seen is 70Mph. Somewhere in Pa, (The 1 I think). But the lowest Ive seen was 3 MPH


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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2019, 01:19:23 AM »

80: I-25 in WY and I-29/90 in SD.

I have seen the north end of TX 130, does that count for 85? :P
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2019, 09:04:42 AM »

75 mph in New Mexico and Arizona.

The highest number I’ve seen on a speed limit sign is 110 in Nova Scotia and Quintana Roo, but of course that’s a lower actual speed limit.

I don’t remember what the urban speed limits were on the motorway near Copenhagen’s airport or in the Helsinki/Espoo area because I was on buses and was more interested in looking around than in the speed limits.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2019, 11:02:54 AM »

75 mph in several western states (some of which have sections that have gone up to 80 since I was last there)

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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2019, 01:11:10 PM »

The highest number I’ve seen on a speed limit sign is 110 in Nova Scotia and Quintana Roo, but of course that’s a lower actual speed limit.

By the same token, the highest number I've seen is 90, on the freeway to Reykjavík from the airport, but that's hardly remarkable once translated. The highest actual limit is 70 mph, owing to my lack of driving pretty much anywhere west of the Appalachians.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2019, 07:54:02 PM »

75 in rural Michigan. Highest I've seen on a non-freeway is 65, also in Michigan
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2019, 08:32:22 PM »

On Freeway: 130 kph, in France. 80 mph in Montana and Idaho.
Non-Freeway: 70 mph

My dad has seen a 140 kph in Poland a few years back.

Lowest: 1 mph (was a pedestrian speed limit and temporary)
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2019, 11:34:37 AM »

Happens to be a case of the highway number matching the speed limit: 80mph on I-80 in rural Nevada and in western Utah.
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Re: Highest speed limit that you have seen while on the road.
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2019, 11:47:01 AM »

If I recall correctly, 75 on I-90 in Western Montana (2011).
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