Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 14:06:54 -0500 From: lockp38nopsam.sover.net (Kim Likakis) Subject: Re: Q: Max speed limit in US?
In article <7do99f$kcp$1nopsam.lth.se>, "Johnny RosÚn-Lidholm" <lidholmnopsam.se> wrote: > Just out of curiosity, what is the maximum speed limit in the US? > > The reason I wonder is because several messages lately has been about tyres > and at what speed the different tyres are most appropiate etc. I want to > know to be able to compare what a person in the US means by saying he drives > long distances at high speed. > > How many of you drive a lot faster than allowed over long distances, I mean > Saabs are not really slow cars... ;-) Johnny - Speed limits in the U.S. are controlled by the individual states with the highest limit (for now) in Montana - no posted limit on the Interstate (this is going to change June 1 cause apparently a lot people have been killing themselves). Some states have a top limit of 65 mph and some have 70 mph. I'm pretty sure I saw a couple of posted 75's in the western states last spring cause I remember going 85 while storm-chasing without worrying. Driving 10 mph over the limit is usually no problem. 60 mph = 100 kph.