Speed Limits on Alabama Roads

Year Speed Limit Roads/Vehicles Affected
Prior to 1963 60 MPH --All roadways
  50 MPH --Trucks over 3/4-ton
--At night (all vehicles, all roadways)
1963 - 1974 70 MPH --Interstates, selected four-lane
  60 MPH --All other roadways
--Trucks over 3/4-ton
--At night (all vehicles, all roadways)
1974 - 1987 55 MPH --All roadways, all vehicles
July 1987 - May 1996 65 MPH --Rural interstates
  55 MPH --Urban interstates
--All other roadways (except rural interstates)
May 20, 1996 70 MPH
65 MPH
55 MPH
45 MPH
--Roadways with four or more lanes
--Other roadways unless otherwise marked
--County roadways unless otherwise marked
    --Speed limits on all non-paved county roads are 35 mph
--Speed limits in residential areas are 25 mph
--Speed limits in school zones are 15 mph
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