Massachusetts Speed Limits – National Speed Limits in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts the maximum speed limit is posted at 65 mph (105 km/h) on freeways generally outside of a central business district. A select number of two-lane roads are posted at 55 mph (89 km/h).

In Massachusetts the default speed limits are the following: 15 mph (24 km/h) in the area of a vehicle (for example, an ice cream truck) that is selling merchandise and is displaying flashing amber lights; 20 mph (32 km/h) in a school zone when children are present; 30 mph (48 km/h) in a “thickly settled” or business district; 40 mph (64 km/h) outside of a “thickly settled” or business district and 50 (80 km/h) mph on a highway outside a “thickly settled” or business district. A “thickly settled district” is an area where building structures such as residential and commercial are less than 200 feet apart for a distance of mile or more.