TALLINN – On Tuesday, the Estonian Transport Administration will start increasing the permitted maximum speed limits on state roads with separated directions of traffic.
This year, the maximum permitted speed limit will be increased on four-lane highways with separated directions of traffic, on two-lane roads the maximum permitted speed will remain 90 kilometers per hour and on 2+1 roads 100 kilometers per hour.
In good road conditions and in daylight, it is permitted to drive at a speed of up to 120 kilometers per hour on the Kose-Voobu section of the Tallinn-Tartu-Voru-Luhamaa road from April 11. In the event of darkness, deteriorated road conditions, high traffic volume or non-operation of electronic signs, the maximum permitted driving speed there is 110 kilometers per hour.
The new Voobu-Mao section will initially have a speed limit of 110 kilometers per hour, which will be increased to 120 kilometers per hour during the summer, as soon as electronic signs start working on the section.
On the Laagri-Aasmae section of the Tallinn-Parnu-Ikla road, the maximum permitted speed will be 110 kilometers per hour during daylight hours. The maximum permitted driving speed will be 100 kilometers per hour when it is dark or when there is a lot of traffic.
Compared to last year, the new 2+2 Karevere-Kardla section has been added, where in winter the permitted maximum speed was 100 kilometers per hour and now the speed limit will be 110 kilometers per hour.
In total, the permitted maximum driving speed will be increased this spring to 120 kilometers per hour on 84.5 kilometers, to 110 kilometers per hour on 318.2 kilometers and to 100 kilometers per hour on 59.7 kilometers.
Since the weather can still be changeable in the spring and minus degrees can occur at night, drivers must definitely monitor the weather and road conditions and base their choice of driving speed on those factors, the Transport Administration said.