What are the speed limits in Europe?

Do you know the speed limits on the European roads? Regulations will be different from one country to another and it is important that you are informed of their traffic regulations in order to prevent penalties and/or accidents.

In this article, we will look at all the countries of the European Union and the speed limits they have on their conventional roads.

What are the authorized velocities?

Within the limits of the limitations, we can find and divide the countries into the following speed groups:

  1. Countries where the speed is limited to 100 km/h
  2. Countries with 96 km/h speed limit
  3. Countries with a speed limit of 90 km/h
  4. Countries where the speed is limited to 80 km/h
  5. Countries with speed limit 70 km/h

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List of countries with their limits

  • Germany: 100 km/h
  • Austria: 100 km/h
  • Belgium: 90 km/h
  • Bulgaria: 90 km/h
  • Cyprus: 80 km/h
  • Croatia: 90 km/h
  • Denmark: 80 km/h
  • Slovakia: 90 km/h
  • Slovenia: 90 km/h
  • Spain: 90 km/h
  • Estonia: 90 km/h
  • Finland: 80 km/h
  • France: 80 km/h
  • Greece: 90 km/h
  • Netherlands: 80 km/h
  • Hungary: 90 km/h
  • Ireland: 100 km/h
  • Italy: 90 km/h
  • Latvia: 90 km/h
  • Lichstenstein: 80 km/h
  • Lithuania: 90 km/h
  • Luxembourg: 90 km/h
  • Malta: 80 km/h
  • Norway: 80 km/h
  • Poland: 100 km/h
  • Portugal: 90 km/h
  • United Kingdom: 96 km/h
  • Czech Republic: 90 km/h
  • Romania: 100 km/h
  • Sweden: 70 km/h
  • Switzerland: 80 km/h

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Are there any roads without speed limits?

Today, there are some highways that do not have any speed limits…. Have you heard about the Autobahn? They are located in Austria and Germany, where there is no speed limit on some highways.

However, they have very restrictive rules to follow and, as we have said, there are only some “lawless” sections in these highways (about 50%).

To date, many political groups have tried to prevent it from becoming a free service, but without any success. But the rumour is that this year will be an end to the free character .

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The traffic rules in Europe.

The European Union establishes general rules and conditions that must be respected by all countries that are members of the European Union:

  • Use of the obligatory belt. Children, on the other hand, should use age-appropriate devices in cars, trucks and other vehicles.
  • The use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited.
  • Find out how to use daytime running lights.
  • Find out about the use of winter tires, as they are obligatory in some countries.
  • It should be remembered that some countries use the left lane for driving (Cyprus, Ireland, United Kingdom and Malta).

We hope that this article has been helpful and that you will have no problems on the road when you arrive in a European country. We also recommend that you read all the official indications of the corresponding country before entering their territory.

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Thank you very much for your time and we’ll see you next time.

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