Kentucky Speed Limits – National Speed Limits in Kentucky

In Kentucky the maximum speed limit of 70 mph (113 km/h) is posted on rural freeways. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph (89 km/h) on multi-lane highways in some urban areas (I-71/75 near Cincinnati, I-64, I-65, I-71 and I-264 in Louisville, U.S. 60 bypass in Owensboro), and KY 4 in Lexington.

There are two 50 mph (80 km/h) areas in Louisville: one approaching the Sherman Minton Bridge crossing the Ohio River into Indiana on I-64, and one approaching the Kennedy Bridge on I-65 towards Indiana.

By state law, only Parkways and Interstates may post speed limits higher than 55 mph (89 km/h), so all other highways, including both two-lane and four-lane divided highways, are limited to 55 mph (89 km/h) with the exception of US Route 68 and KY 80, which have a posted 65 mph (105 km/h) speed limit.

Points are not assessed for speeds less than 10 mph (16 km/h) over the speed limit only on limited access highways, or for tickets received by Kentucky licensed drivers out of state.