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Speed Limits

The highway code specifies speed limits for different types of vehicle on different roads. In the UK the National Speed Limit for cars 60mph on single carriageway roads and 70mph on dual carriageways and Motorways. The term "national speed limit" means the top speed that is allowed on this particular type of road in this country. 30mph is the normal speed limit in a built up area where there are no other signs but street lights. A built up area is usually an area where the street lights are situated less than 200 metres apart.

Speed Limits in mph >

Type of vehicle

Built up area (street lit)

Single Carriageways
(National Speed limit)

Dual Carriageways
(National Speed limit)

Motorways

cars & motorcycles (including 'car derived' vans up to
2 tonnes maximum laden weight)

30
60
70
70
cars towing caravans or trailers
(including car derived vans
and motorcycles)
30
50
60
60
buses and coaches
(not exceeding 12 metres
in overall length)
30
50
60
70
goods vehicles
(not exceeding 7.5 tonnes
maximum laden weight)
30
50
60
70
*60 if articulated
or towing a trailer
goods vehicles
(exceeding 7.5 tonnes
maximum laden weight)
30
40
50
60

 

If you are caught exceeding the speed limit you can expect a fine and points on your driving licence.