Speed Limits

National speed limitsType of vehicleBuilt-up areas mph (km/h)Single carriageways mph (km/h)Dual carriageways mph (km/h)Motorways mph (km/h)Cars, motorcycles, car-derived vans and dual-purpose vehicles30 (48)60 (96)70 (112)70 (112)Cars, motorcycles, car-derived vans and dual-purpose vehicles when towing caravans or trailers30 (48)50 (80)60 (96)60 (96)Motorhomes or motor caravans (not more than 3.05 tonnes maximum unladen weight)30 (48)60 (96)70 (112)70 (112)Motorhomes or motor caravans (more than 3.05 tonnes maximum unladen weight)30 (48)50 (80)60 (96)70 (112)Buses, coaches and minibuses (not more than 12 metres overall length)30 (48)50 (80)60 (96)70 (112)Buses, coaches and minibuses (more than 12 metres overall length)30 (48)50 (80)60 (96)60 (96)Goods vehicles (not more than 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight)30 (48)50 (80)60 (96)70 (112) 60 (96) if articulated or towing a trailerGoods vehicles (more than 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight) in England and Wales30 (48)50 (80)60 (96)60 (96)Goods vehicles (more than 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight) in Scotland

Locally set speed limits

Local councils can set their own speed limits in certain areas, and these must be clearly signed.

For example:

  1. 20 mph zone in a built-up area near a school

  2. 50 mph (rather than 60 mph) limit on a stretch of road with sharp bends


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