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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]

Speed 48

Urban roads

Speed 96

Non-urban roads

Speed 112

Motorways/expressways

Passenger cars & vans
Vehicles below 3.5 t

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

Speed 48

Urban roads

Speed 96

Non-urban roads

Speed 112

Motorways/expressways

Passenger cars & vans with trailers
Vehicles below 3.5 t

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

Speed 48

Urban roads

Speed 80

Non-urban roads

Speed 96

Motorways/expressways

Heavy goods vehicles
Up to 7.5 t

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

Speed 48

Urban roads

Speed 80

Non-urban roads

Speed 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]

Speed 48

Urban roads

Speed 64

Non-urban roads

Speed 80

Dual carriageways

Speed 96

Motorways/expressways

Buses

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

Speed 48

Urban roads

Speed 80

Non-urban roads

Speed 112

Motorways/expressways

Speed 96

Dual carriageways

The information on this website according to Article 8(1) of the road safety directive (Directive 2015/413/EU) is provided by the national authorities in the country concerned. In the event of any conflict between the provided data and the rules in effect in a given country, 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.