Excessive and inappropriate speed is a major contributory factor in road collisions and casualties

 

 

 

 
   
   
   

Speed Limits

  STREET-LIT ROADS
(NOT MOTORWAYS)
MPH **

SINGLE CARRIAGEWAYS
MPH **
DUAL CARRIAGEWAYS
MPH **
MOTORWAYS
MPH **
CARS AND 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*
GOODS VEHICLES
(EXCEEDING 7.5 TONNES MAXIMUM LADEN WEIGHT)
30
50
60
60
** These are the national speed limits and apply to all roads unless signs show otherwise.
* 60 if articulated or towing a vehicle.