The first maximum speed limit was the 10 mph (16 km/h) limit introduced in the
United Kingdom in 1861. The highest posted speed limit in the world is 140 km/h
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Historyedit]. The first speed limit in the United States was set in Boston in 1757
by the board of selectmen (similar to a city council).
On this day in History, Connecticut enacts first speed-limit law on May 21, 1901.
Learn more about what happened today on History.
Nov 13, 2014 ... 55 mph was not always the standard speed limit. Click here for some interesting
facts on the history of speed limits in America.”>:
The first speed limit signs were posted at city and town limits. Early signs were
not reflective. By the middle to late 20's however, many cities required that speed
Dec 9, 2007 ... American speed limits - history. There is a commonly-held belief outside the US
that the maximum speed on America's roads is 55mph.
Dec 7, 2012 ... Curious about the history of speed limits in the United States, I searched online
for more information. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ...
Apr 22, 2012 ... With talk of increasing the speed limit on Ohio's highways, here's a look at how it
has changed over the years, as well as a state-by-state ...
Discover how your state decides on speed limits, see why they're important to ...
Here are some commonly posted speed limits by road type: ... Accident history.
Ralph Nader even said that “history will never forgive Congress for this assault
on ... Despite the fact that 33 states raised their speed limits immediately after the