Updated: it looks like the speed limits feature is now appearing more widely across Google Maps for all Android and iOS users, in countries including the US and the UK.
As Android Police notes, the app itself hasn't received an update recently, so the change has happened on Google's servers.
It's a surprise it's taken so long for Google to add speed limits to Maps, considering it already has the data, and brought the feature to Waze in 2016.
The new addition will make Maps a more realistic competitor to navigation apps and standalone GPS systems from the likes of Garmin and TomTom.
If you find you still don't have access to speed notifications next time you buckle up and plan a route, there are alternatives available.
Velociraptor is a good choice in the US; it offers a free service that uses data from OpenStreetMap, and a premium tier that pulls its info from TomTom.
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