Speed Limits Driving Laws by State

Maximum speed limits across the U.S.
Lower Speed
Higher Speed

Updated: September, 2017

Speed limits vary across the country from Delaware where the maximum highway speed is 55 MPH to Texas where the maximum highway speed in 85 miles per hour. In the map above you can see which states have the highest speed limits. The map shows that the less densely populated states in the west tend to have a higher speed limit.

Speed limits listed here to not indicate the universal highway speed or even the standard highway speed in each state. These are only the maximum speed limits. For instance, most of Texas has a 75 mph speed limit and only a few select stretches of highway have an 85 mph speed limit.

A few states set different highway speed limits for trucks and cars. In the table below you can see the max speed limits for both cars and trucks in each state. The rates are the same in 42 of the 50 states + Washington, DC.

StateMax Car SpeedMax Truck Speed
AlabamaAlabama70 mph70 mph
AlaskaAlaska55 mph55 mph
ArizonaArizona75 mph75 mph
ArkansasArkansas70 mph65 mph
CaliforniaCalifornia70 mph55 mph
ColoradoColorado75 mph75 mph
ConnecticutConnecticut65 mph65 mph
DelawareDelaware55 mph55 mph
District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia55 mph55 mph
FloridaFlorida70 mph70 mph
GeorgiaGeorgia70 mph70 mph
HawaiiHawaii60 mph60 mph
IdahoIdaho80 mph70 mph
IllinoisIllinois70 mph70 mph
IndianaIndiana70 mph65 mph
IowaIowa70 mph70 mph
KansasKansas75 mph75 mph
KentuckyKentucky70 mph65 mph
LouisianaLouisiana75 mph75 mph
MaineMaine75 mph75 mph
MarylandMaryland65 mph65 mph
MassachusettsMassachusetts65 mph65 mph
MichiganMichigan70 mph60 mph
MinnesotaMinnesota70 mph70 mph
MississippiMississippi70 mph70 mph
MissouriMissouri70 mph70 mph
MontanaMontana75 mph65 mph
NebraskaNebraska75 mph75 mph
NevadaNevada75 mph75 mph
New HampshireNew Hampshire70 mph70 mph
New JerseyNew Jersey65 mph65 mph
New MexicoNew Mexico75 mph75 mph
New YorkNew York65 mph65 mph
North CarolinaNorth Carolina70 mph70 mph
North DakotaNorth Dakota75 mph75 mph
OhioOhio70 mph70 mph
OklahomaOklahoma75 mph75 mph
OregonOregon65 mph55 mph
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania70 mph70 mph
Rhode IslandRhode Island65 mph65 mph
South CarolinaSouth Carolina70 mph70 mph
South DakotaSouth Dakota75 mph75 mph
TennesseeTennessee70 mph70 mph
TexasTexas85 mph85 mph
UtahUtah80 mph80 mph
VermontVermont65 mph65 mph
VirginiaVirginia70 mph70 mph
WashingtonWashington70 mph60 mph
West VirginiaWest Virginia70 mph70 mph
WisconsinWisconsin65 mph65 mph
WyomingWyoming80 mph80 mph