Non-urban roads - standard speed limits in Europe

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Found: 31
CountryMotorcycles - non-urban roadsPassenger cars below 3.5t - non-urban roadsHeavy goods vehicles over 3.5t - non-urban roadsBuses - non-urban roads
Austria100 km/h100 km/h70 km/h80 km/h
Belgium90 km/h90 km/h90 km/h75 km/h
Bulgaria80 km/h90 km/h80 km/h
70 km/h for heavy goods vehicles with semitrailers or trailers (Type O3, O4).
50 km/h for heavy goods vehicles carrying dangerous goods.
80 km/h
70 km/h Vehicle with trailer
Croatia90 km/h90 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
Cyprus80 km/h80 km/h64 km/h80 km/h
Czech Republic90 km/h90 km/h80 km/h90 km/h
Denmark80 km/h80 km/h70 km/h80 km/h
Estonia90 km/h90 km/h90 km/h90 km/h
Finland80 km/h80 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
France90 km/h
In rainy/wet conditions: 80 km/h
If the visibility is less than 50 m: 50 km/h
90 km/h
80 km/h in rainy/wet conditions
50 km/h if the visibility is less than 50 m
80 km/h
60 km/h for combination of vehicles over 12t
90 km/h
70 km/h for buses and coaches with standing passengers
Germany100 km/h100 km/h50 km/h
60 km/h Vehicle over 7.5t
80 km/h Vehicle up to 7.5t
60 km/h Vehicle up to 7.5t with trailer
60 km/h Vehicle over 7.5t with trailer
80 km/h
60 km/h Buses with standing room for passengers
Greece90 km/h90 km/h80 km/h
70 km/h for heavy goods vehicles with semitrailers or trailers (Type O3, O4)
80 km/h
Hungary90 km/h90 km/h70 km/h70 km/h
Ireland80/100 km/h80/100 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
Italy90 km/h90 km/h80 km/h
80 km/h for vehicles up to 12 t. 70 km/h for vehicles over 12t
80 km/h
Latvia90 km/h90 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
Liechtenstein80 km/h80 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
Lithuania90 km/h
Roads with asphalt and concrete cover - 90 km/h
Other roads - 70 km/h
For drivers with under 2 years of driving experience – 70 km/h
90 km/h
Roads with asphalt and concrete cover - 90 km/h
Other roads - 70 km/h
For drivers with under 2 years of driving experience – 70 km/h
80 km/h
Roads with asphalt and concrete cover – 80 km/h
Other roads – 70 km/h
80 km/h
Roads with asphalt and concrete cover – 80 km/h
Other roads – 70 km/h
School buses – 70 km/h
Luxembourg90 km/h90 km/h75 km/h75 km/h
Malta80 km/h80 km/h60 km/h60 km/h
Netherlands80 km/h80 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
Norway80 km/h80 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
Poland90 km/h
100 km/h on dual carriageway
Limits for quadricycles the same as for vehicles over 3.5t; 45 km/h for light quadricycles
90 km/h
100 km/h on dual carriageway
70 km/h
80 km/h on dual carriageway with at least 2 lanes for every direction
70 km/h
80 km/h on dual carriageway
Portugal90 km/h70 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
Romania100/90 km/h100/90 km/h90/80 km/h90/80 km/h
Slovakia90 km/h90 km/h90 km/h90 km/h
Slovenia90 km/h90 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
50 km/h for city public transport buses
60 km/h if there are standing passengers on the bus
70 km/h for articulated buses or coaches
SpainRoads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m)
90 km/h for motorcycles; 80 km/h if carrying dangerous goods
45 km/h for mopeds, tricycles & light quads

Roads with hard shoulder (>1.5 m) or dual carriageway
100 km/h for motorcycles. 90 km/h if carrying dangerous goods
45 km/h for mopeds, tricycles & light quads
Roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m)
90 km/h for passenger cars
70 km/h for vans and light trucks
70 km/h for passenger cars & vans towing a trailer

Roads with hard shoulder at least 1.5 m wide or with two lanes or more in each direction
100 km/h for passenger cars
80 km/h for vans and light trucks
80 km/h for passenger cars or vans towing a trailer
10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods
70 km/h
Roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m)
10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods

80 km/h
roads with hard shoulder (>1.5 m) or dual carriageway 10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods
80 km/h
Roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m)
80 km/h for buses allowed to carry standing passengers outside urban areas
80 km/h for school buses

90 km/h
roads with hard shoulder (>1.5 m) or dual carriageway
80 km/h for buses allowed to carry standing passengers outside urban areas
80 km/h for school buses
Sweden70 km/h70 km/h70 km/h70 km/h
Switzerland80 km/h80 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
United Kingdom96 km/h96 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
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