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What are the speed limits on most roads in Great Britain?


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Answered 2015-09-25 07:33:59

In Great Britain, the national speed limit which is in place unless otherwise signed is:

  • 70 miles per hour for dual carriageways and motorways
  • 60 miles per hour for single carriageways
  • 30 miles per hour for built up areas

There are different speed restrictions for goods vehicles, large vehicles and vehicles that are towing.

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30mph on all roads with street lighting - unless indicated otherwise. 60mph on single carriageways. 70mph on motorways.


Speed limits in Britain are quoted in miles per hour and in Europe they are quoted in kilometres per hour.


because there have been too many accidents. changing the speed limits means there is a decreases in accidents


for the lulz British roads are typically very narrow while there are a few "highways" as we know them they still are small compared to our interstates. Because of the narrow, winding roads and the high cost of petro "gasoline" speed limits have remained on the slow side.


Roads are built for safety and speed limits are determined by the conditions of the road on which they are posted.


You would have to state where your locale is. Speed limits vary by jurisdiction.


== == There have been so many crashes in the last 100 years so the speed limit has changed to accomodate this and reduce the crashes on British roads


Spanish speed limits are: 120 KPH on freeways, 100 KPH on primary roads, and 90 KPH on secondary roads.


on highways there are no limits... rest of the roads follow standart EU speed limits Germany has no Universal Motorway Speed Limit, but on such roads, as well as motorways, a recommended speed limit of 130 km/h (80 mph) applies.On an open radd, the spee limit is about 100km/h. In a town 50km/h.



Speed limits in the U.K. are displayed in miles per hour, like the U.S. Most roads will have speeds under 60, with 60 and 70 reserved for motorways. 60 is also the default limit on roads with no speed limit. There are also lower limits for certain types of vehicles, such as lorries, vehicles with trailers or caravans, and heavy vehicles.


The states can set there own speed limits on state roads and highways.


Yes, just follow posted speed limits.



Varies by jurisdiction. In Texas, these roads have speed limits of up to 75 MPH.


Curved roads have assigned speed limits so cars don't fall off the track or hit other cars or trucks. Speeding on a curved road is more likely to result in a motorist losing control of the vehicle.


Actually, some GPS systems will do that.


The European Union allow its constituent nations to set their own speed limits.


Unless otherwise signed, the maximum car speed limit for a single carriageway is 60mph and for dual carriageways and motorways it is 70mph. Larger vehicles have lower speed limits.


Interstates and other main roads of the like which have the highest posted speed limits.


Different countries in Europe have different laws governing road use. Furthermore, within each country, there are different laws for different types of roads. Also, the speed limits on some roads, in some countries are also adjusted according to the weather (lower speed limits in rain, for example).


Cars have got a lot faster and the roads have improved to allow these speeds. The other side of increased speeds has been the increase in accidents and the terrible cost to human life and also the financial cost to not only the cars but the economy. This has required that the speed limits come down. It has also meant that associated costs and insurance costs go up.


Of people drive too fast on busy roads or places where childeren play, poeple canndie becausee the car can't brake gast enough


New cars are being made with higher quality and their engines are capable of higher speeds. Roads are safer than the earlier roads. During times of fuel shortages and rationing, speed limits were lowered to reduce fuel consumption. Speed limits have been adjusted to account for the human reaction time and modern engineering to help keep people safe.


State Highway Department engineers, determine this, OR in the case of local roads, the counties or even municipalities.



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