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Speed limits in Japan

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Speed limits in Japan

The general limit is 60 km/h except for divided national highways where the limit is 100 km/h. Urban areas are usually zoned at 40 km/h. Limits in Japan are different from most countries by:

  • having no separate urban limit, with urban limits being set by zoning rather than statute.
  • even outside of urban areas a limit of 40 or 50 is common.
  • even for divided highways outside of urban areas a limit of 50 or 60 is common.
  • emergency vehicles are not exempt but have a higher speed limit, 80 km/h.
  • there are some lower limits set for vehicle classes other than ordinary cars and motorcycles.
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