Speed limits are important.
Not only because disobeying the speed limit can land you a traffic ticket, but also because speed limits have been implemented with driver safety in mind. The faster that you travel in a car, the less time you have to react. Additionally, as speed increases, your stopping distances become greater, giving you less chance to avoid a potential collision. Driving within the speed limit can help you stay safe on the road, and in the unfortunate event of a traffic collision, avoid major injury as well.
To ensure that you are obeying the law and driving at a reasonable and safe speed, it is important that you pay attention to the speed limit. On surface streets, speed limits can vary widely, from 15mph in school zones to 50mph on untraveled two-lane roads. On the highway, speed limits tend to vary less, but that doesn't mean that speed limits are universal. Each state sets its own speed limit, and even within a state, speed limits may change depending on how frequently traveled a particular stretch of road is. Know your speed limits to stay out of trouble!
It is important to remember that no speed limit is universal. Even if the speed limit sign indicates a limit of 70mph, that value may change if you are driving a commercial vehicle or if conditions make traveling at such a speed unsafe. That being said, the list below can be viewed as a general rule of thumb on max speed limits by state:
If you are planning a cross-country road trip, this guide can help you prepare yourself for the different speed limits that you might come across. Remember, always obey the speed limit and other traffic laws – it could save your life!
At Virtual Drive USA, we are committed to driver safety. Whether you are an experienced driver or are currently in the process of earning your learner's permit, we have the resources that you need to become a safer, more responsible driver. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources – including our driver's ed classes, DMV practice tests, and defensive driving courses – so that you can hit the road with confidence!
Virtual Drive was easy, fun, and convenient! I passed my test with flying colors and loved every minute of it!
- Brittany A.
I loved taking Virtual Driver Ed Instructor. Not only was it simple to use, but it was also easy to understand. I couldn't believe how fast it was and I had no problem receiving my certificate of completion. I strongly suggest using this program.
- Erica C.
Virtual Drive was fast, fun, and easy to use. I didn't think driver's education could be so convenient. Being able to start and stop whenever I needed to was a big plus. I would recommend this to anyone trying to complete driver's education!
- Justin D.
I found the course to be full of new additional information I needed to be current on my knowledge of new laws and procedures. Additionally I feel it would not be a bad idea for most people to take this course as a brush up from time to time.
- Kathleen A.
My son Adam was the one who took the course. He has some significant learning disabilities and this course was an outstanding option for him. He was able to do it at his own pace which was a tremendous help.
- Daniel G.
I just wanted to say that Virtual Drive was awesome! Especially with me being a busy mom going to school and stuff was hard to go into actual classes. Thanks, Kevin!
- New L.