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Driving in Europe: Speed limits

The speed limit on motorways is generally 110, 120 or 130 km/h and the limit in built-up areas is 50 or 60 km/h. Keep an eye on the signs to make sure of the exact limits and any special conditions that apply. 

Below is a table giving general maximum speed limits for cars. In some countries limits are reduced in bad weather conditions or for newly qualified drivers.

UK France Spain Holland Germany
112km/h 130km/h 120km/h 120km/h 120km/h