CIVIL

Maximum Speed Limit UNDER MOTOR VEHICLES ACT

The Motor Vehicles Act 1988

Maximum Speed Limit

Published Notification No. Vide S.O. 425(E), dated 9.6.1989.

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In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 112 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), the Central Government hereby fixes the speed specified in column (2) of the Table below as the maximum speed in respect of the class of motor vehicles specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) thereof.

TABLE
Class of vehicles
Maximum speed per hour in kilometers
(1)
If all the wheels of the vehicle are fitted with pneumatic tyres and the vehicle is not drawing a trailer:
(a)   if the vehicle is a light motor vehicle, other than transport No limit vehicle;
No limit
(b)   if the vehicle is a light motor vehicle and a transport vehicle;
65
(c)   if the vehicle is a motor cycle;
50
(d)   if the vehicle is a medium or heavy passenger motor vehicle
65
(e)   if the vehicle is a medium or heavy goods vehicle.
65
(2)
If the vehicle is an articulated vehicle, all the wheels of which are fitted with pneumatic tyres, which is a heavy goods vehicle or heavy passenger motor vehicle.
50
(3)
If the vehicle is drawing not more than one trailer, or in the case of artillery equipment, not more than two trailers and all the wheels of that vehicle and the trailer are fitted with pneumatic tyres:
(a)   if the vehicle is a light motor vehicle and the traiier being two-wheeled has a gross vehicle weight not exceeding 800 kilograms:
60
(b)   if the vehicle is a light motor vehicle and the trailer has more than two wheels or a gross vehicle weight exceeding 800 kilograms;
50
(c)   if the vehicle is a medium goods vehicle or medium passenger motor vehicle;
50
(d)   if the vehicle is a heavy goods vehicle or heavy passenger motor vehicle;
40
(e)   if the vehicle is a heavy goods vehicle or heavy passenger motor vehicle used by the fire brigade.
50
(4)
Any other case not covered by entry (1), (2) or (3)
30

2. This notification shall come into force on the first day of July, 1989.