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Speed limits of other vehicles

Type of vehicle

Built-up areas*

mph

Single carriageways

mph

Dual carriageways

mph

Motorways

mph

Cars and   motorcycles     (including car-derived vans up to 2 tonnes maximum laden weight)

30

60

70

70

Cars towing caravans or trailers (including car-derived vans)

30

50

60

60

Buses, coaches and minibuses (not exceeding 12 metres in overall length)

30

50

60

70

Goods vehicles (not exceeding 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight)

30

50

60

70**

Goods vehicles (exceeding 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight)

30

40

50

60

 

* The 30 mph limit usually applies to all traffic on all roads with street lighting unless signs show otherwise.

** 60 mph if articulated or towing a trailer