Denseman on the Rattis

Formerly known as the Widmann Blog


Driving faster on the motorway

speed limit
Originally uploaded by perlmonger

As I’ve written before, it’s an British anomaly that the speed limit is the same on motorways and dual carriageways (70 mph).

The CoLD coalition now seem to considering raising the speed limit on motorways to 80 mph (129 km/h), which would make good sense.

However, I think they should also lower the speed limit on dual carriageways to 60 mph (97 km/h), and on single carriageways to 50 mph (80 km/h) at the same time, but that isn’t mentioned in the article, so I probably shouldn’t get my hopes up.

3 thoughts on “Driving faster on the motorway

  • As far as I’m aware Thomas .,., the speed limit IS 60 MPH on Britain’s dual carriageways and 50 on single carriageways .,., unless some bugger has changed it and not told me 🙂
    You try going down the dual carriageway from here to Turnberry with the average speed cameras at 70 mph & you’ll be booked 6-times ,,, each way !!
    But you’re so right ,, 80 would be more in keeping with today’s motorways ,, once they fill in all the pot holes of course !!

  • But years ago I was right !!
    Some bugger has indeed changed the dual carriageways limits !!
    But I’m still right on the road to Turnberry ,,,


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *