Road Safety

Default Speed Limits

Speeding is one of the leading causes of collisions in Manitoba.

Speed limit signs are not displayed on all Manitoba roads. If there is no sign, you must obey the legislated speed limit. This is the speed limit that is stated in the highway traffic act – it’s always in effect.

In urban areas, the limit is 50 kilometers an hour and 90 kilometers in rural areas. In back lanes, the limit is 30 kilometers an hour.

You must not exceed these limits unless there is a sign advising you otherwise. If you exceed the legislated limit you can still get a ticket for speeding and demerits.

And remember, the speed limit – posted or legislated – is intended for ideal road and weather conditions. In bad weather or on slippery streets, you should slow down.

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