Driving in the States of the USA

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In 1974 there was set a national speed limit of 55 mph. In 1987 it was modified to 65 mph on some rural freeways. In 1995 this federal law was repealed by Congress, so that each state was able to set its on speed limit. In 2000 the maximum daylight speed limit was 65 mph or more (except Hawaii). Montana had no speed limit from 1995 to 1998. In 1999 the speed limit was set to 75 mph.

State Postal Abbreviations Minimum Licence Age Age for Unrestricted Driver's Licence Maximum Allowable Speed Limit
Alabama AL 16
17 70
Alaska AK 16 16 65
Arizona AZ 16 16 75
Arkansas AR 16 16 70
California CA 16 17 70
Colorado CO 16 17 75
Connecticut CT 16 + 4 months 16 + 10 months 65
Delaware DE 16 + 5 months 16 + 10 months 65
D.C. DC 16 + 6 months 18 -
Florida FL 16 18 70
Georgia GA 16 18 70
Hawaii HI 16 16 60
Idaho ID 16 16 75
Illinois IL 16 17 65
Indiana IN 16 18 65
Iowa IA 16 17 65
Kansas KS 16 16 70
Kentucky KY 16 + 6 months 16 + 6 months 65
Louisiana LA 16 + 6 months 17 70
Maine ME 16 + 6 months 16 + 6 months 65
Maryland MD 16 + 1 month 17 + 7 months 65
Massachusetts MA 16 + 1 month 18 65
Michigan MI 16 17 70
Minnesota MN 16 16 70
Mississippi MS 16 + 6 months 16 70
Missouri MO 16 18 70
Montana MT 15 15 75
Nebraska NE 16 17 75
Nevada NV 16 16 75
New Hampshire NH 16 + 3 months 17 + 1 months 65
New Jersey NJ 17 18 65
New Mexico NM 15 + 6 months 16 + 6 months 75
New York NY 16 17 65
North Carolina NC 16 16 + 6 months 70
North Dakota ND 16 16 75
Ohio OH 16 17 65
Oklahoma OK 16 16 75
Oregon OR 16 17 65
Pennsylvania PA 16 + 6 months 17 65
Rhode Island RI 16 + 6 months 17 + 6 months 65
South Carolina SC 15 + 3 months 16 + 6 months 70
South Dakota SD 16 16 75
Tennessee TN 16 17 70
Texas TX 16 16 + 6 months 75
Utah UT 16 17 75
Vermont VT 16 16 + 6 months 65
Virginia VA 16 + 3 months 18 65
Washington WA 16 17 70
West Virginia WV 16 17 70
Wisconsin WI 16 16 + 9 months 65
Wyoming WY 16 16 75

Source: www.infoplease.com


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