Driving too fast doesn’t always mean going over the speed limit. It can mean driving at a speed that's not safe for the road conditions e.g. driving at 30mph along a busy school with lots of people around is way too fast.
|20mph speed limit|
The 20mph limit is used mainly in town centres, high streets, residential roads and near schools.
|30mph speed limit|
The 30mph limit is used mainly in urban areas and villages and wherever you see street lights unless otherwise stated
|40mph and 50mph|
The 40 and 50mph limits are mainly used in non-built up areas and where the national speed limit is not appropriate.
|National speed limit|
For most vehicles the national speed limit is 60mph on single carriageway roads and 70mph on dual carriageways
|The dual carriageway|
A dual carriageway is a road that is separated by a central reservation. For the majority of vehicles the speed limit on a dual carriageway is 70mph.
For most vehicles the speed limit on motorways is 70mph unless otherwise indicated.