A speed limit sign is a kind of traffic sign that is used on the roadside to indicate the maximum speed limit a vehicle should not cross. This traffic sign is displayed in a sensitive location such as a school zone, hospital zone, or on a particular road (Snowy, slippery) or highway.
The speed limit sign basically indicates the maximum speed limit in miles per hour (mph) or kilometers per hour (km/h). These signs are one of the most effective tools to reduce road accidents as they encourage drivers to be cautious and drive at a safe speed. Not only that, these signs are effective at controlling traffic flow and reducing congestion as well.
Speed limit traffic signs have identical common design structures. They are usually rectangular in shape and have mono color, preferably black numbers on a contrasting (white) background. Alternatively, blue and white, red and white combinations are often used as well.
Additional information like the minimum speed allowed, type of vehicles and road operating hours might also be included.
They should be placed in prominent places where drivers can easily have their vision on them that they obey them to maintain their safety and others on the road.
In this roundup, we have included 40+ speed limit signs which are well-crafted and feature plenty of variations. You can simply download and take a printout for ready-made use. In order to increase the lifespan, you can laminate them before using them.
Types of speed limit signs Used on Road
- Regular (maximum) speed limit signs. These are the most common type.
- Minimum speed limit signs. Basically used on high-road to maintain a steady traffic flow.
- Special speed limit signs for specific types of vehicles (e.g. trucks, buses, RVs)
- Temporary speed limit signs: These signs are often used for construction zones, slippery roads due to weather conditions and other temporary conditions.