THE LAW ON SPEED LIMITS

The Motor Vehicle Act '88 has stipulated that no person shall drive a motor vehicle or cause or allow a motor vehicle to be driven in any public place at a speed exceeding the maximum speed or below the minimum speed fixed for the vehicle under the Act or by any other law for the time being in force. The Central Government has been authorized to fix National Maximum Speed Limits for different classes of vehicles. The State Governments have been authorised to fix the Minimum & /or Maximum Speed Limits provided that such maximum speed shall in no case exceed the maximum fixed for any motor vehicle or class or description of motor vehicles by Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section112 (1), MVA'88 and vide Notification No. SO 425(E)/9-6-1989 the Central Government has fixed different National Maximum Speed Limits for different classes of motor vehicles. National Speed Limits have also been prescribed for certain classes of vehicles vide some of the Rules/Regulations/other Central Notifications under the Act. In exercise of the powers conferred by Section112 (2) of the Act and vide Notification No. 16167-HIII (2)-95/21261/ 23.11.1995, the Noida Administration has fixed different maximum speed limits for different classes of motor vehicles & for different categories of roads in the U.P.. These are the Local Maximum Speed Limits. The Administrator has authorized the Superintendent of Police, Traffic to have the traffic signs indicating the prescribed speed limits to be erected at suitable places as per requirement of Section 116 of the Act.

Given below are the Maximum Speed Limits as prescribed by the Central Government & U.P.Administration.

CLASS OF MOTOR VEHICLE
For all classes of Motor vehicles (including
trailers, if any)the wheels are fitted with
pneumatic tyres
NATIONAL
MAXIMUM
SPEED LIMIT
Km/Hr
LOCAL MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT IN Uttar Pradesh
CATEGORY OF ROAD
Dakshan, Madhya, Jan (High Court Tri-Junction-Cricket Stadium Chowk) & Poorva (Transport- Tribune Chowk) Margs V-3 Roads (Main Roads Between Sectors) V-4 Roads (East-West Roads Within Sectors)

Vehicle without a Trailer

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