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United Kingdom


Speed limits

Motorcycles
Vehicles below 3.5 t

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

48

Urban roads

96

Non-urban roads

112

Motorways/expressways

Passenger cars & vans
Vehicles below 3.5 t

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

48

Urban roads

96

Non-urban roads

112

Motorways/expressways

Passenger cars & vans with trailers  
Vehicles below 3.5 t

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

48

Urban roads

80

Non-urban roads

96

Motorways/expressways

Heavy goods vehicles
Up to 7.5 t

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

48

Urban roads

80

Non-urban roads

112

Motorways/expressways 96 km/h on motorways and dual carriageways if articulated or towing a trailer

Heavy goods vehicles
over 7.5 t

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

48

Urban roads

64

Non-urban roads

80

Dual carriageways

96

Motorways/expressways

Buses

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

48

Urban roads

80

Non-urban roads

96

Dual carriageways

112

Motorways/expressways

 

The information on this website according to Article 8(1) of the road safety directive (Directive 2015/413/EU) has been compiled by the Commission. In the event of any conflict between the provided data and the rules in effect in the United Kingdom, the latter take precedence. The data are meant purely as a documentation tool and the Commission does not assume any liability for their content or their accuracy.