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What is the typical speed limit in a residential area in Chile?

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The speed limit in an urban residential area in Chile is typically 60 kph, which is 37.3 mph. On rural roads, the speed limit is 100 kph, or 62 mph. On highways, the speed limit is 120 kph, or 75 mph.

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Many driving laws in Chile are similar to those in the United States. Drivers use the right-hand side of the road and pass on the left. Driving while smoking, using a handheld phone, or listening to music with headphones is illegal. Surpassing the blood-alcohol limit of 0.05 percent can result in large fines or imprisonment. Drivers should be aware that police often use radar to enforce driving laws.

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