If you “assume” you know the speed limit of Singapore roads, you may end up speeding.
This driving in Singapore guide explains the different Singapore road speed limits to help you drive safely in Singapore.
Why do you need to know the Singapore road speed limit?
Just like many other countries, Singapore imposes the maximum allowed speed on all roads.
All vehicles, except fire engines, ambulances, police cars, SCDF cars, and government cars that are on duty, must not exceed the gazetted speed limit for that road or that section of the road.
Different roads and different sections of a road may have different speed limits. In school zones, the speed limit depends on the time.
The penalty for speeding in Singapore is severe (read on).
Besides, keeping your vehicle within the speed limit can help keep you safe on the road.
To avoid speeding penalty and your own safety, you need to know the speed limit of Singapore roads. For example, many drivers assume 90km/h is the speed limit in expressways in Singapore. Actually, in some sections, the speed limit is 70km/h or 80km/h. Similarly, some roads in Singapore have a speed limit of 40km/h, instead of the well-known 50km/h.
What is the “default” Singapore road speed limit?
By law, the default speed limit of Singapore roads is 50km/h if the speed limit of that road is not gazetted.
But do not assume.
What are the different speed limits of Singapore roads?
In school zones, the speed limit is reduced to 40km/h in the morning ( from 6.30 am to 7.45 am), afternoon ( from 12.00 pm to 2.30 pm) and evening (from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm) on school days. During this period, you will see the “40km/h When Lights Flash” sign flashing as shown in … Read the rest