If you are going to visit Germany or any other country, I recommend you do research about the enforced speed limits. If the area you visit has an existing speed limit rule, you need to follow it strictly because a traffic enforcer can stop you if you do not follow it.

Germany is one of the countries that have good driving standards, and German citizens observe the proper driving. Before you get your driving license, you need to pass the driving test. Unfortunately, based on my experience, the driving test is expensive and quite difficult. But it is their way to allow only the expert drivers who can follow the implemented driving rules.

On a public highway, the general speed limit is 75 mph (miles per hour). The main goal of imposing the speed limits on the road is to make sure the safety of every driver and their passengers. Accidents on the road may happen anytime. The drivers are not the only person who are at risk but also pedestrians, bicyclists, other drivers, and passengers.

Each state has its own speed limit guidelines. But no matter what country it is, the following are the general road guidelines that are being used by different states to know the speed limit they can enforce.

  • Because local roadways, such as neighborhood streets have numerous access points, its speed limits are the lowest.
  • Country roads and other collector roadways have the mid-level of speed limits and come with higher access points.
  • Interstates and other arteria roadways are composed of low access points. Thus, it have the highest level of the speed limit.

Highways that have a low number of intersections means the number of travelers is low. Thus, it can sustain the speediest speed limit. On the other hand, the highways that are composed of several intersections have a low level of the speed limit to make sure that the traffic is at its safe state.

The speed limits are enforced in every country to restrict the driving speed of a vehicle. Following these rules strictly can help you to avoid accidents and injuries on the road. When you drive on the highway with the maximum speed, you are susceptible to lose your driving control and experience difficulties to adapting the possible road conditions changes. 

Germany has a speed limit in terms of German autobahns. These speed limits can help drivers to prevent accidents when there are changes that happened in traffic. When you are in Germany, make sure that you will follow the speed limits starting from the place where the signs are located. Driving your car in Germany requires you to have a pace that is less than 130 kilometers per hour.

Take note that not all areas in Germany have an enforced speed limit. You can determine if the area you are driving does not have speed limits when you see white-colored circular signs featuring five lines in black. But, even though there is no speed limit implemented, I recommend you drive with speed not exceeding 130 kilometers per hour.


To conclude, speed limits are intended to make sure the safety of every driver and other individuals who use the road, such as pedestrians, passengers, other drivers, and bicyclists. So, make sure to strictly adhere to the implemented speed limits in every country you visit to avoid possible road mishaps.