In most provinces and territories, statutory speed limits are 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban areas, 80 km/h (50 mph) in rural areas. There is no statutory speed limit for grade-separated freeways; however the typical speed limit in most provinces is 100 km/h (62 mph) or 110 km/h (68 mph).
The Motor Vehicle Act defines excessive speeding as driving at a speed greater than 40 km an hour over the speed limit. The faster you drive, the higher the fine: If you exceed the limit by more than 40km an hour, you'll be fined $368 and have three penalty points added to your driving record.
In Ontario for instance, most provincial highways have a design speed of 120 km/h, Ontario's Ministry of Transportation (MTO) said. It's slower in urban areas because there hasn't been room to expand narrow lanes and shoulders. Generally, the speed limit is set 20 km/h below the design speed, the MTO said in an e-mail.
As of 2018 the highest posted speed limit in the world is 160 km/h (99 mph), applied on two motorways in the UAE. Speed limits and safety distance are poorly enforced in the UAE, specifically on the Abu Dhabi to Dubai motorway - which results in dangerous traffic, according to a French-government travel-advisory.
up to70 km/h(43 mph) on city roads where there is a major road with central reservation or two yellow lines,80 km/h(50 mph) on China National Highways; 100 km/h(62 mph) on city express roads; 120 km/h(75 mph) on expressways. Tolerance is generally around10 km/h(6 mph).
Autobahn, Germany's national highway network, is known as the highway without speed limits. It is the only European nation to not have a general speed limit on its highways.
While speed limits are between 25-40km/h (15-25mph) on residential roads, Dubai also has some of the highest speed limits of anywhere in the world. Both the Abu Dhabi-Al Ain (E22) and Sheikh Zayed (E11) highways have limits of up to 100km/h (62mph)2.
Speed limits in India vary by state and vehicle type. In April 2018, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways fixed the maximum speed limit on expressways at 120 km/h, for national highways at 100 km/h, and for urban roads at 70 km/h for M1 category of vehicles.
The German Autobahn
Germany has to take the top spot in the world's fastest roads, not least because around 45 percent of the country's autobahns have no speed limit, although the advisory speed limit is 81 mph.
The speed limit on the 400-series highways, including Highway 401 — part of which is considered the busiest highway in North America — is 100 km/h, while other provincial highways range between 80 and 90 km/h.
The 10% rule
That's because the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) urges police officers to use their discretion when dealing with drivers who break the speed limit. To be more specific, they recommend only handing out speeding tickets if a driver surpasses the speed limit by 10% plus 2.
Minimum fine of $2,000 up to $10,000. Up to 6 months in jail, with or without the above fine. Drivers licence suspension for a 1st conviction up to 2 years. Drivers licence suspension for a 2nd conviction not more than 10 years.
There are 4 speeding ticket demerits categories : 1-15 km/hr over : 2 demerits. 16-30 km/hr over : 3 demerits. 31-50 km/hr over : 4 demerits.
As you can see, most former British colonies, with some exceptions, drive on the left side of the road, whereas the United States of America, Latin American countries and European countries drive on the right.
While India is a right-hand drive market, LHD vehicles account for nearly 87% of total passenger car market in the world, with China being the largest market followed by the USA.
Women in the UAE are allowed to drive, vote, work, and own and inherit property.
Statutory speed limit in Japan defaults to 100 km/h (62 mph) for divided national expressways and 60 km/h (37 mph) for any other roads, unless otherwise posted. The highest speed limit in Japan is 120 km/h (75 mph) on some sections of Shin-Tōmei Expressway (E1A) and Tōhoku Expressway (E4).
60 km/h (37 mph) in streets with no speed limit. 60–80 km/h (37–50 mph) on urban arterial roads (ejes, calzadas, beltways and freeways). 80 km/h (50 mph) in avenues with no speed limit. 70–90 km/h (43–56 mph) on rural two-lane roads.
Germany, with all its engineering prowess and mastery of everything else of consequence when it comes to cars, developing infrastructure, etc., has built its autobahns to the highest possible standards. These factors have translated into the possibility of not needing a general speed limit on the autobahns.
The legal speed limit is a black number on a round white sign outlined in red (see sign images below). Sometimes there are also overhead electronic signs indicating the speed limit and warnings. Many autobahn sections have limits of 120 km/h (75 mph), 110 km/h (68 mph) or lower, especially in urban areas.
Safety. In 2014, autobahns carried 31% of motorized road traffic while accounting for 11% of Germany's traffic deaths. The autobahn fatality rate of 1.6 deaths per billion travel-kilometres compared favorably with the 4.6 rate on urban streets and 6.5 rate on rural roads.