The maximum "Travel Speed" of a forklift is limited to prevent the vehicle from operating in unstable conditions. Some vehicles also contain automatic deceleration in turns.
- are limited in speed to 6 km/h - Exception: vehicles without infinite speed regulation - single speed construction without lift capabilities are limited to 4 km/h
- are limited to 16 km/h
- No speed restriction applies - however the individual vehicles must pass all safety and stability regulations and tests.
- are limited to 2.5 km/h when performing certain tasks and also above specified heights
- recommended restriction to walking speed