(YLE, 17 October 2010) -- Winter speed limits started coming into effect Monday on some 9,000 kilometres of Finnish roads. Lower limits are aimed at improving traffic safety. It is estimated that at summer speeds, shorter, darker days would double the number of accidents, and slippery roads would contribute to many more. Lower speed limits are being posted, starting this week in the north, and will gradually be implemented in central and southern regions by no later than Friday the 22nd. Reduced speed limits will remain in force until late March or early April. During winter months, the legal top speed on highways is 100 kilometres per hour and on most other roads, with some exceptions, 80 kilometres per hour.
Posted 18 October 2010; 5:15:34 PM. Permalink