Speed Limits

It is important to know the speed limits that apply to the type of vehicle that you are driving, otherwise you could be breaching road traffic laws by either driving too fast or driving too slow that you become a danger on the road.

 

 

 

Type of vehicle                                       Built-up areas*                  Single carriageways            Dual carriageways             Motorways
                        MPH(km/h)                  MPH (km/h)            MPH (km/h)

            MPH(km/h)

 

Cars & motorcycles(including car derived vans up to 2 tonnes maximum laden weight)                         30(48)                  60 (96)            70 (112)

             70 (112)

 

Cars towing caravans or trailers (including car derived vans and motorcycles)                        30(48)                  50 (80)            60 (96)

             60 (95)

 

Buses, coaches and minibuses (not exceeding 12 metres in overall length                        30(48)                  50 (80)             60 (96)

             70 (112)

 

Goods vehicles (not exceeding 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight)                        30(48)                  50 (80)            60 (96)

             70** (112)

 

Goods vehicles(exceeding 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight)                        30(48)                  40 (64)            50 (80)

             60 (96)

 

 

 

 

The *30 mph limit usually applies to all traffic on all roads with street lighting unless signs show otherwise. **60 mph (96 km/h) if articulated or towing a trailer

 

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