The current speed limits on the Italian roads are:

  • on highways – 130 kilometers per hour, and in the case of the bad weather, down to 110 km/h.
  • on main roads – 110 kilometers per hour, and in the bad weather – 90 km/h.
  • on secondary and local roads – 90 kilometers per hour.
  • in town - 50 kilometers per hour and in some places where expressly indicated – 70 km/h.

The penalties in a case of the speed limit violation (art. 142 of the Highway Code, 2010): 

  • up to 10 km/h more than the speed limit – fine ranging from 39 to 159 euro
  • over 10 km/h to 40 km/h more than the speed limit – fine ranging from 159 to 639 euro and deduction of three points on the license;
  • over 40 km/h and no more than 60 km/h – fine from 500 to 2000 euro, deduction of 6 points on the driver license and suspension of driving license for 1-3 months
  • more than 60 km/h of the maximum speed limits – fine from 779 to 3119 euro, with the deduction of 10 points on the license and the sanction of license suspension for 6-12 months. In case of relapse in two years is subject to the revocation of the driving license.

All penalties are increased for professional and young drivers. The State Police announces the roads where they are operating day-to-day with the tools of speed control. Every Monday, it is published for an each day of the current week information about the region stretches of roads on which the mobile speed tools of the traffic police will be placed. Additional services speed detection can still be arranged locally according to specific situations, for example, in the places of the road construction. The checkpoints for detecting the speed are pre-marked with signs or light signals.

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