||Organizacja ruchu jest jednym z podstawowych czynników wpływających na bezpieczeństwo i efektywność ruchu drogowego. Na przykładzie kilku państw europejskich: Belgii, Niemiec i Hiszpanii, oraz Kanady został przedstawiony taki element organizacji ruchu jak ograniczenie prędkości.
||Organization of traffic is one of the main factors affecting the security and effi ciency of road traffic. On the example of several European countries: Belgium, Germany, Spain and Canada, the author shows how were organized such traffic elements as speed limitations. In Belgium, the permissible speed is set in such a way that the drivers' behavior is adequate to the environment in which they move. When driving in a residential area either in the city or in rural areas, drivers must respect the needs of local people. The basic rate used in the built-up area is 50 km/h. Decrease or increase of the speed limit by 20 km/h is to help better distinguish different speed zones and to allow for better identification of areas in which they drive. In Germany, there is no statutory speed limits on highways (recommended speed is 130 km/h ), however there are speed limit signs on many sections of the road. While in Canada, the speed limit signs are different from those used in Europe. In the built-up area speed limit varies, depending on the province, from 30-70 km/h. Outside the built-up area it amounts to 100 or 110 km/h. The presented in the article results from traffic observation on the roads of Belgium, Spain, Germany and Canada show many interesting solutions which are not is use in Poland, and which are worth implementing.