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Speed limits for cars

KyushuWoozy

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Hi,

The Japan Automobile website (English page) says: "When there are no signs or markings indicating the speed limit, drivers of regular-sized automobiles must obey the speed limits of 60 km/h on ordinary roads, and 100 km/h on expressways."

Wikipedia says: "The general limit is 60 km/h except for divided national highways where the limit is normally 100 km/h. Limits in Japan are different from most countries <snip> urban limits are set by zoning rather than statute." I've simplified it a bit.

Am I correct in summarising like this?

1. If there's a speed limit sign then (obviously) that's the limit.

2. If there's no speed limit sign and there's a barrier separating the two sides of the road I can go up to 100 km/h.

3. If there's no speed limit sign and no barrier I can go up to 60 km/h.

4. I can't go lower than the minimum speed - I can't ever remember seeing this sign but it looks like this

Am I missing anything?

Thanks.
 

Toritoribe

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"Roads with a barrier separating the two sides of the road" are not the same as "highways/freeways/expressways". So, #2 and 3 are;

2. If there's no speed limit sign on expressways, I can go up to 100 km/h.
3. If there's no speed limit sign on ordinary roads, I can go up to 60 km/h.

As for #4, you can see the sign usually on expressways.
 

Mike Cash

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Expressways are not national highways and vice versa.
 

KyushuWoozy

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Thanks .... I thought what I wrote didn't seem right.

So how do I know if I'm on an expressway?
 
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