Definition of 'speed limit'
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The course is solely for people who exceed the speed limit by a few miles per hour. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But we do know that higher speed limits mean higher average speeds. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Now there are fresh calls to lower more rural road speed limits. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It worked well until drivers exceeded the speed limit. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It could explain why a high number of birds are killed on some roads with variable speed limits. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There would rightly be an uproar if police officers engaged on urgent duties were penalised for exceeding speed limits. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The device would automatically slow a car down to within the speed limit for the road it is driving on. The Sun (2008)It can also be programmed to sound an alarm if the driver exceeds the speed limit for a particular area. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These are like the speed limits on the roads: you need them to avoid chaos. Times, Sunday Times (2010) The speed limit on minor country roads could be dropped to 40mph under new government proposals. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Theoretically the on-board units could be used to detect whether a driver has exceeded the speed limit. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Its driver kept the vehicle below the speed limit the entire way and reduced speed to a crawl at corners to avoid worsening her injuries. The Sun (2010)Does he realise that in many cases the drivers are simply obeying the national 50mph speed limit for vehicles pulling trailers? Times, Sunday Times (2006) The speed limit was 60 mph. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That's the maximum speed limit. Times, Sunday Times (2008)More must be done to make existing roads safer, and the manifesto contains proposals about sensors on larger vehicles and speed limits. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A maximum speed limit of 20mph is to be introduced to towns and boroughs across the country. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We are removing the areas in the middle of the road where pedestrians wait in an island and imposing traffic speed limits of 20 mph. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The initial speed limit of 50mph may be increased, according to officials. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are now so many cameras and the speed limits are so ridiculously low that you could get 12 points in one trip to the shops. The Sun (2016)The first is that Britain is really not very big at all and you can do it in a day without serious damage to the speed limit. The Sun (2013)Brake, the road safety charity, said last night that a higher speed limit could only lead to more casualties. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Driving considerably slower than the speed limit: it may improve economy, but be prepared for a torrent of abuse from other drivers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A 50 fine - less than if you accidentally edge a couple of mph over a speed limit. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'speed limit'
British English: speed limit /spiːd ˈlɪmɪt/ NOUN
The speed limit on a road is the maximum speed at which you are legally allowed to drive.
I was fined $158 for breaking the speed limit.
- American English: speed limit
- Arabic: حَدُّ الْسُرْعَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: limite de velocidade
- Chinese: 限速
- Croatian: ograničenje brzine
- Czech: nejvyšší dovolená rychlost
- Danish: fartgrænse
- Dutch: snelheidsbeperking
- European Spanish: velocidad máxima
- Finnish: nopeusrajoitus
- French: limitation de vitesse
- German: Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung
- Greek: όριο ταχύτητας
- Italian: limite di velocità
- Japanese: 制限速度
- Korean: 속도제한
- Norwegian: fartsgrense
- Polish: ograniczenie prędkości
- European Portuguese: limite de velocidade
- Romanian: limită de viteză
- Russian: ограничение скорости
- Latin American Spanish: velocidad máxima
- Swedish: hastighetsbegränsning
- Thai: ขีดจำกัดความเร็ว
- Turkish: hız sınırı
- Ukrainian: обмеження швидкості
- Vietnamese: giới hạn tốc độ
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