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Speed limits

Motorcycles
Vehicles below 3.5 t

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

50

Urban roads

90

Non-urban roads In rainy/wet conditions: 80 km/hIf the visibility is less than 50 m: 50 km/h

130110

Motorways/expressways In rainy/wet conditions 100 km/hIf the visibility is less than 50 m: 50 km/h

Passenger cars & vans
Vehicles below 3.5 t

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

50

Urban roads

90

Non-urban roads 80 km/h in rainy/wet conditions50 km/h if the visibility is less than 50 m

130110

Motorways/expressways 100 km/h in rainy/wet conditions50 km/h if the visibility is less than 50 m

Heavy goods vehicles
over 3.5 t

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

50

Urban roads

80

Non-urban roads 60 km/h for combination of vehicles over 12t

9080

Motorways/expressways

Buses

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

50

Urban roads

90

Non-urban roads 70 km/h for buses and coaches with standing passengers

10090

Motorways/expressways 100 km/h for buses below 10 t70 km/h for buses and coaches with standing passengers

The information on road-safety rules on this website according to Article 8(1) of Directive 2011/82/EU facilitating the cross-border exchange of information on road safety related traffic offences is provided by France. In the event of any conflict between the provided data and the rules in effect in a given country, the latter take precedence. The data are meant purely as a documentation tool and the Commission does not assume any liability for their content or their accuracy.