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  1. speed limitnoun

    regulation establishing the top speed permitted on a given road


  1. speed limitnoun

    The maximum speed permitted by law for vehicles on the road.


  1. Speed limit

    Road speed limits are used in most countries to regulate the speed of road vehicles. Speed limits may define maximum, minimum or no speed limit and are normally indicated using a traffic sign. Speed limits are commonly set by the legislative bodies of nations or provincial governments and enforced by national or regional police and / or judicial bodies. The first maximum speed limit was the 10 mph limit introduced in the United Kingdom in 1861. From 2005 to 2010, the highest posted speed limit was 160 km/h in Abu Dhabi, although this was reduced to 140 km/h in 2011. However, some roads have no speed limit for certain classes of vehicles. Best known are Germany's less congested Autobahns, where automobile drivers have no mandated maximum speed. Measurements from the German State of Brandenburg in 2006 show average speeds of 137 km/h on 4-lane sections, and 142 km/h on 6-lane sections, without mandatory speed limits. Rural areas on the Isle of Man, the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra also lack speed limits, but speeds are lower when measured on those lower design roads. Speed limits are usually set to attempt to cap road traffic speed; there are several reasons for wanting to do this. It is often done with an intention to improve road traffic safety and reduce the number of road traffic casualties from traffic collisions. In their World report on road traffic injury prevention report, the World Health Organization identify speed control as one of various interventions likely to contribute to a reduction in road casualties. Speed limits may also be set in an attempt to reduce the environmental impact of road traffic, and to satisfy local community wishes. Some cities have reduced limits to as little as 30 km/h for both safety and efficiency reasons.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of speed limit in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of speed limit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Charles Culver:

    In order to increase the speed as much as it was increased in this case, you would have had to really, really move the throttle, frankly, I am puzzled about the whole thing. It's not like it was a few miles per hour over the speed limit.

  2. Adam Snider:

    Getting drivers to slow down and obey the speed limit, buckle up every trip and always drive sober will be key to reversing these negative trends.

  3. Tomoaki Shishido:

    One hypothesis the labour data is putting forward is that employment may now be growing at a pace of almost 300,000 even after the dollar has strengthened considerably. That is clearly above the speed limit, if this continues while labour participation does not increase, the jobless rate will fall to around 4.5 percent by the end of year and the Fed risks falling behind the curve in keeping inflation in check.

  4. Thomas Boehle:

    Just because some drivers don’t stick to the speed limit doesn’t mean that driving is forbidden.

  5. Christian Wolf:

    So, either black holes can grow faster than the speed limit, but we don't know how that works, and we have not seen it yet in action, or there is an unknown way to make 5,000 solar mass black holes very close in time to the Big Bang, but who knows what happened in the dark early ages of the universe ?

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