|State||Rural interstates ( mph )||Urban interstates ( mph )|
|Texas||75; 80 or 85 on specified segments of road 8||75|
|Utah||75; 80 on specified segments of road 9||65|
Texas and Utah are the only states that have speed limits of 80 mph or higher. Texas allows 85 mph on one toll road.
In January 2009, the speed limit on two sections of I- 15 together totaling 34 miles (55 km) was raised to 80 miles per hour (130 km/h) as a “test,” making Utah the second state to currently have speed limits greater than 75 miles per hour (121 km/h).
Maximum speed limits in Utah are the direct statutory consequence of Utah’s Basic Speed Law which states: A person may not operate a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the existing conditions, giving regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.
Traffic Law Enforcement
|Reckless Driving :||80|
|1-10 mph over :||35|
|11-20 mph over :||55|
|21+ mph over :||75|
Speeding usually does not end in arrest in Utah . However, certain violations may get you arrested and charged with offenses carrying possible jail terms. For example, driving faster than 20 miles per hour in a reduced speed school zone is a class C misdemeanor.
The minimum driving age in Utah is 16 years old. All drivers must have a valid license. Visitors from other states or countries may drive in Utah as long as they have a current driver license and are at least 16 years old.
In Utah the maximum speed limit on most Interstate highways is 80 mph (129 km/h) rural and urban is 70 mph (113 km/h). The minimum speed limit is 45 mph (72 km/h) on Interstate Highways when conditions allow.
85 miles per hour
Utah is a public lands state , which means that a majority of our land mass is owned by government. Approximately 75 percent of the state , more than 35 million acres, belongs to the public.
Right-On-Red Rule. As long no sign is posted that directly restricts it, Utah law allows for drivers to make a right turn after coming to a stop at a red light, but drivers should use caution and follow the standard right -of-way rules when making a turn .
According to Utah Code Ann. § 41-6a-601, speeding leads to the following fines according to the number miles above the MPH limit: 1-10 – $120. 11-15 – $150.