Speed Limits

In the UK, speed limits are displayed in miles per hour (mph):

  • Urban areas: general speed limit is 20 mph (32 km/hr) or 30 mph (48 km/hr)
  • Single carriageways: 60 mph (96 km/hr)
  • Motorways and dual carriageways: 70 mph (112 km/hr)

Please be aware that fixed, average and mobile speed cameras may be positioned on many roads.

Drive to the road conditions. Many rural roads cannot be driven safely at the full speed limit.