Japan plans to raise the speed limit on sections of two expressways from the current 100 kilometers per hour to 110 kilometers per hour during a trial period, the National Police Agency (NPA) announced Thursday.
The speed limit for vehicles (excluding trucks and semitrailers) will be raised on parts of the Shintomei Expressway between Shin-Shizuoka and the Morikakegawa Interchange, and between Hanamakiminami and the Morioka-Minami Interchange along the Tohuku Expressway in northeastern Japan, Fuji TV reported. The trial will take place next year and continue for about a year.
If the accident rate is low during the trial period, the NPA says it will raise the speed limit further to 120 kilometers per hour, Fuji TV reported.
The speed limit on Japan’s expressways has not been raised since 1963.© Japan Today