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Speed Limits - Florida Permit Test

Know your speed limits for Florida roads and highways.

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Speed limits in Florida vary from 30 mph in residential areas (unless otherwise posted) to 70 mph on many parts of the Florida Turnpike and I-95.

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Know your speed limits for Florida roads and highways.

Speed limit signs tell you the maximum safe speed in ideal conditions.

Speed limits in Florida vary from 30 mph in residential areas (unless otherwise posted) to 70 mph on many parts of the Florida Turnpike and I-95.

On roads like the turnpike you will see the speed limit change as you travel so it's important to pay attention to posted speed limit signs.

Florida Speed Limits (unless otherwise posted)

  • School Zones - 20 mph
  • Municipal, Business, Residential Area - 30 mph
  • Streets and Highways - 50 mph
  • Rural Interstate - 70 mph **
  • Limited Access Highways - 70 mph

** On some rural interstate highways

Note: Limited access highways in Florida are roads like I-95, the Florida Turnpike, I-75, and I-4.

These are highways that are multilane, have no stop signs, traffic lights, or railroad crossings.

Speeding is the # 1 traffic ticket issued to teens in Florida.

Construction Zones
If you enter an area marked with construction zone signs look for the posted speed limit and adjust your speed. Fines are doubled in a Construction Zone.


Speed limits are for ideal conditions.

If you are driving in heavy traffic or bad weather such as rain then you must slow down to give yourself more time to stop, turn, and make other driving maneuvers.

Adjust Your Speed - Slow Down in these Conditions:

  • Rain
  • Wet roads
  • Gusty winds
  • Bad road conditions such as pot holes or gravel
  • Railroad crossings
  • Heavy traffic
  • Extreme darkness

The speed limit in a School Zone is 20 mph unless posted otherwise.

If you speed in a School Zone and are given a speeding ticket your fine will be doubled and you may be required to attend traffic school.

School zones are marked with a sign that indicates where the school zone starts and where it ends.


In Florida you can get a traffic ticket for driving too fast or too slow.

On Florida highways like the Turnpike and I-95 the maximum speed is 70 mph unless otherwise posted.

Driving too Slow If you are on a highway such as the Turnpike you can be given a traffic ticket for driving too slow.

The speed limit posted on a Florida interstate is 70 mph. If you drive slower than 50 mph on a Florida interstate (posted 70 mph) you may be issued a traffic ticket.

Driving on an interstate below 50 mph will slow down traffic and it is unsafe with other cars around you traveling at higher speeds.


Racing on Florida roads or highways is extremely dangerous.

If you are caught racing in Florida your license may be revoked, which means the termination of your driving privilege.

If you encounter another driver trying to race you - ignore them and do not race.

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