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What Are the Interstate Speed Limits in Each State?

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80 MPH Speed Limit

If you regularly cross state lines, you’ve probably noticed that the speed limits shift as soon as you cross the border. That’s because each state dictates its own maximum speed limits, specifically on the interstate. While many states have upped their maximum speeds to the 70 and 80 mph marks, it’s important to know the limits in each state so you don’t end up with red and blue flashing lights behind you.

Before you head out on your next family road trip, make sure you know the speed limits along the way.


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Interstate Speed Limits by State

60 mph

The follow states have a rural interstate speed limit of 60 mph, unless otherwise marked:

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65 mph

The follow states have a rural interstate speed limit of 65 mph, unless otherwise marked:

  • Alaska
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon (55 mph for trucks)
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

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70 mph

The follow states have a rural interstate speed limit of 70 mph, unless otherwise marked:

  • Alabama
  • California (55 mph for trucks)
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana (65 mph for trucks)
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • Michigan (65 mph for trucks)
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Washington (60 mph for trucks)
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

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75 mph

The follow states have a rural interstate speed limit of 75 mph, unless otherwise marked:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Idaho (70 mph for trucks)
  • Kansas
  • Louisana
  • Maine
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

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80 mph

The follow states have a rural interstate speed limit of 80 mph, unless otherwise marked:

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Sources: IIHS (here and here)