Higher speed limit for trucks in Denmark

Aura Craciun 30.04.2019

This week the Danish Parliament approved a higher speed limit for trucks and road trains.

The Folketinget (Danish Parliament) adopted a law to increase the maximum speed for trucks from 70 to 80 km/h on expressways and local roads. The new rules will not enter into force until 1 January 2020, informs the transport portal dvz.de. The authorities and municipalities, therefore, have until next year to prepare for the new regulations. However, the limit will not be raised on all roads outside the developed areas.

On sections where the volume of traffic or safety considerations will not allow it, the speed limit for these vehicles will still be 70 km/h.

The Danish transport association DTL warmly welcomed the decision of the Parliament. It will make traffic in Denmark more efficient.

Source: TransINFO