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Information updated as at 20 Jan 2016.
The speed limit indicates the maximum speed that motor vehicles are allowed to travel on the road. Unless otherwise stated, the speed limit of all roads in Singapore is 50km/h.
Factors that Determine the Speed Limits
There is a need to balance the safety of all road users and the efficiency of the road network. The factors to consider are mainly:

  • The characteristics of the road, such as its width, presence of road crest and sharpness of bends that may affect motorists' sight-distance judgement for safe stopping in an emergency;
  • The profile of road users at a particular stretch of road. For example, roads with high pedestrian traffic, particularly the elderly and children, or roads used regularly by heavy vehicles would require lower speed limits; and
  • The surrounding land use. Road speed limits in residential areas should be restricted for safety reasons.
In addition, accident statistics and public feedback are also taken into account when reviewing speed limits.
The speed limit shall not apply to any:

  • Fire engine used for the purpose of extinguishing fires, of preserving life and property in case of fire or of aiding or rescuing persons in danger, or in case of an accident;
  • Ambulance used for the purpose of aiding or rescuing persons in danger, or in case of an accident; or
  • Motor vehicle owned by the Government and used by the Singapore Police Force or the Singapore Civil Defence Force for the purpose of executing the functions of the Singapore Police Force or the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
Responsibilities of Road Users
While the speed limit signs serve to guide us on our driving speeds on the road, motorists should continue to exercise their judgment and adjust their speeds accordingly where necessary, to ensure their safety and that of other road users. We should not exceed the speed limit of our vehicle or the road, whichever is the lower.

Speeding remains one of the main causes of accidents. Driving or riding beyond the stipulated speed limits increases the likelihood of serious injuries in the event of an accident. Life is precious. Use the roads responsibly. Together, we can make our roads safer.
Related Information
Legislation is reproduced on this website with the permission of the Government of Singapore. Acts of Parliament are available without charge, and updated monthly, at the Singapore Statutes Online website.

Last Updated: 15 January 2016




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