speed limit

noun
ADJECTIVE
high, low
legal
50-mph, 60-mph, etc.
VERB + SPEED LIMIT
drive (AmE), keep to, keep within, obey, observe
break, exceed

Motorists can be fined on the spot for exceeding speed limits.

set
raise
lower, reduce (esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
above the speed limit, over the speed limit

He was driving over the 60 mph speed limit.

below the speed limit, under the speed limit, within the speed limit (esp. BrE)

You have to come down that hill in a low gear to keep within the speed limit.


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