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Speed Limits

 

In accordance with road safety rules different speed limits apply to each vehicle category for each type of road. It is essential that you familiarise yourself with these speed limits for the safety of you, your equine passengers and other road users.

 

Type of vehicle/Road Type

Built up areas

MPH (Km/h)

Single Carriageways

MPH (Km/h)

Dual Carriageways

MPH (Km/h)

Motorways

MPH (Km/h)

Cars & Motorcycles

30

(48)

60

(96)

70

(112)

70

(112)

Cars towing trailers

30

(48)

50

(80)

60

(96)

60

(96)

Goods vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes MAM

30

(48)

50

(80)

60

(96)

70*

(112)

Good vehicles exceeding 7.5 tonnes MAM

30

(48)

40

(64)

50

(80)

60

(96)

 

* You are restricted to 60mph (96km/h) if the vehicle is articulated or towing a trailer.

Last updated: 29/06/2010
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