English Culture Videos

"Speed Limits"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

The maximum speed limit in a school zone is _____ miles an hour.

In schools zones, that drops to 20 miles an hour. In urban areas or cities, it's between 65 and 75 miles an hour except in construction zones. It often drops to about 55 miles an hour.

The speed limit in construction areas is about _____ miles an hour.

In schools zones, that drops to 20 miles an hour. In urban areas or cities, it's between 65 and 75 miles an hour except in construction zones. It often drops to about 55 miles an hour.

The speed limit in rural areas outside of cities can be around ____ miles an hour.

But then in the countryside, in rural areas, the speed limit often goes up to 80 miles an hour, so make sure that you pay attention, you remain safe, and you don't get a ticket.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What are the speed limits (if any) in your home city in your country in these situations and how do they change under different weather conditions?

  • residential neighborhoods
  • school zones
  • urban (city) highways
  • rural (countryside) highways

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall, and no matter where you travel in the world, you always going to encounter speed limits, and, uh, here in Utah, it is no different.

In schools zones, that drops to 20 miles an hour. In urban areas or cities, it's between 65 and 75 miles an hour except in construction zones. It often drops to about 55 miles an hour.

But then in the countryside, in rural areas, the speed limit often goes up to 80 miles an hour, so make sure that you pay attention, you remain safe, and you don't get a ticket.