Speed limits

ymmot replied on 09/09/2020 19:00

Posted on 09/09/2020 19:00

I have searched, without success, for more detail on UK speed limits. We have a motorhome over 3050kg so from the governmnet website I can see that we can do 30 in a 30, 50mph on single carriageways with national speed limit, 60mph on a dual carraigeway and 70 on motorways. My issue is on single carraige ways with 40 and 50mph limits and dual carriage ways with reduced speeds, there is one near us where the limit is reduced to 50mph. Also on the A17 there are several areas where the national speed limit on this single carriage way is replaced with a 60mph sign, What speed should we do here? Please could someone produce a comprehensive list for all classes of vehicles and road spped limits.

I have tried the government but had no reply. They are a lot quicker when they want tax out of us.

 

Colin

nothing new replied on 09/09/2020 20:33

Posted on 09/09/2020 20:33

Obey signs that have a red circle on a white background with figures in black!Just the same as you would have learned if you had taken a driving test.These are signs that MUST be obeyed !

davetommo replied on 09/09/2020 22:04

Posted on 09/09/2020 22:04

Read the link that DK has put on and bear in mind that the weights are maximum unladen weight and not maximum gross weight. If your max unladen weight is less than 3.05 then you can do the same speeds as a solo car.

 

Vulcan replied on 09/09/2020 23:34

Posted on 09/09/2020 19:00 by ymmot

I have searched, without success, for more detail on UK speed limits. We have a motorhome over 3050kg so from the governmnet website I can see that we can do 30 in a 30, 50mph on single carriageways with national speed limit, 60mph on a dual carraigeway and 70 on motorways. My issue is on single carraige ways with 40 and 50mph limits and dual carriage ways with reduced speeds, there is one near us where the limit is reduced to 50mph. Also on the A17 there are several areas where the national speed limit on this single carriage way is replaced with a 60mph sign, What speed should we do here? Please could someone produce a comprehensive list for all classes of vehicles and road spped limits.

I have tried the government but had no reply. They are a lot quicker when they want tax out of us.

 

Colin

Posted on 09/09/2020 23:34

I have never seen  a single carriageway national speed limit sign replaced with a 60 and I cannot think of a reason to do it. In regard to the limit you have stated that you know it is 50mph for your vehicle so why would you think it was any different.

GEandGJE replied on 10/09/2020 12:51

Posted on 10/09/2020 12:51

Hi Ymmot

I also have a MH over 3500Kg and yes there are different speed limits for us. The way I got over this was to buy a Garmin Camper SatNav which when you enter the weight of your MH automatically displays the speed limit applicable to you for the road you are on, it also gives an audible alarm when you exceed the limit, which you may find helpful or not. The other benefit with a Camper specif SatNav is when you add the the dimensions of your MH it will set the best route for you avoiding narrow roads, bridges etc. I expect that not all people want to rely on a SatNav but for me it has taken away a major part of the stress of a journey.         

Tinwheeler replied on 10/09/2020 13:09

Posted on 10/09/2020 12:51 by GEandGJE

Hi Ymmot

I also have a MH over 3500Kg and yes there are different speed limits for us. The way I got over this was to buy a Garmin Camper SatNav which when you enter the weight of your MH automatically displays the speed limit applicable to you for the road you are on, it also gives an audible alarm when you exceed the limit, which you may find helpful or not. The other benefit with a Camper specif SatNav is when you add the the dimensions of your MH it will set the best route for you avoiding narrow roads, bridges etc. I expect that not all people want to rely on a SatNav but for me it has taken away a major part of the stress of a journey.         

Posted on 10/09/2020 13:09

It's 3050kg unladen weight for speed limit laws and rules of the road such as outside lane usage.

3500kg laden weight is for drivers' licence categories.