How do I find out the speed limit on a specific road?

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Found 9th Nov 2010
Driving on Sunday on a dual carriageway miles from anywhere at 65mph.

Saw a police van on bridge overhead - no worries as doing 5mph under speed limit.

Glanced at TOMTOM and it said speed limit was 50mph - but it's often wrong.

No signs saying that it was other than 70mph from when I joined carriageway.

It was miles away and I can't go back.

How can I check the speed limit on this specific road - is there a wesbite?
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If no repeater signs on a dual carriageway with central reservation, its 70mph.

dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this
Edited by: "wickedteen" 9th Nov 2010
wickedteen

dual carriageway is 60mph, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you … dual carriageway is 60mph, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this



Your simply wrong. -
Highway code section

direct.gov.uk/en/…867

Edited by: "RickT" 9th Nov 2010
Dual carriageway(i.e.a road with a central reservation)=70mph
Single carriageway(one lane in eachdirection) with national speed limit sign=60mph

Anything else should have been signed up,hope this helps.

dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph … dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this



go take your test again.
wickedteen

dual carriageway is 60mph, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you … dual carriageway is 60mph, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this



that's a bit of a fail isn't it, I take it you have passed yours?
Edited by: "greg_68" 9th Nov 2010
wickedteen

dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph … dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this



Incorrect - Looks like you need to do your test again --

Time for you to get reading :- http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverSafety/DG_178867

Cars may be driven at up to 60 miles per hour (mph) on single … Cars may be driven at up to 60 miles per hour (mph) on single carriageways and up to 70 mph on dual carriageways. Vans may be driven at up to 50 mph on single carriageways and up to 60 mph on dual carriageways. A dual carriageway is a road that has a central reservation separating the carriageways.





Edited by: "RickT" 9th Nov 2010
A dual carriageway can have numerous speed limits.
It can be 30mph/40mph/60mph etc.
It just depends on where the road is situated.
Out in the sticks it would probably be 50mph - 60mph
In the inner city you may find 40mph to be common.
wickedteen

dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph … dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this



Lol

OP unless signed otherwise it will be 70 if it has a central reserve
I could make a mint out of this thread,anyone requiring "refresher lessons",please contact me lol
Edited by: "ukwomble" 9th Nov 2010
wickedteen

dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph … dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this



Wrong, its 70 unless a sign says otherwise. You should know this, have you taken your driving test??....
Edited by: "Dantooine" 9th Nov 2010
wickedteen

dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph … dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this



Epic fail smart ass, now come back and repent!

Edited By: wickedteen on Nov 09, 2010 11:35: cos i can



maybe you were right first time lol
The only thing I would say about the above comments is that isn't it a little confusing having a variable max speed limit. How many people can confidently say that they know the speed limit of every road they travel on if the signage was as above?
So now we know who we have to blame when were stuck behind a car on the dual carriageway, where the a car overtaking a lorry, both going 60mph.

Lesson #2 - On a 2 lane round-about, which lane do you use when turning right?

Cos I'm sure that ain't taught any more. Been cut up so many times when the left hand lane driver decides to turn right when I'm going straight on.

The only thing I would say about the above comments is that isn't it a … The only thing I would say about the above comments is that isn't it a little confusing having a variable max speed limit. How many people can confidently say that they know the speed limit of every road they travel on if the signage was as above?



70 mph unless a sign advises otherwise is not difficult to understand.

Certainly not 60 anyway.
greg_68

The only thing I would say about the above comments is that isn't it a … The only thing I would say about the above comments is that isn't it a little confusing having a variable max speed limit. How many people can confidently say that they know the speed limit of every road they travel on if the signage was as above?



You should do to be honest,its all in the highway code,save you costly points(and fines) on your licence,and as you said............if somone has passed their test they should know anyway.
wickedteen

dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph … dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this



Lol, epic fail. Gotta love it when that happens.

In reply to OP - check the road out on Google Streetview maybe? Go back down the road a bit to look for any specific signs.
greg_68

The only thing I would say about the above comments is that isn't it a … The only thing I would say about the above comments is that isn't it a little confusing having a variable max speed limit. How many people can confidently say that they know the speed limit of every road they travel on if the signage was as above?



Its not confusing at all..
Anyway, back to the OP.....

I know what speed limits are nationally (unlike some on this thread) - is there a site to check speed limits on a specific piece of road?

wickedteen - Nov 09, 2010 11:34dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national … wickedteen - Nov 09, 2010 11:34dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this



Hilarious, spectacular, monumental, humoungous FAIL
virus

Anyway, back to the OP.....I know what speed limits are nationally … Anyway, back to the OP.....I know what speed limits are nationally (unlike some on this thread) - is there a site to check speed limits on a specific piece of road?



Don't think there is to be honest,only thing I can think of trying is a "route planner"(AA or RAC),not sure if it give specific details on each road though
virus

Hilarious, spectacular, monumental, humoungous FAIL



And to make things worse they have a pic of a car as their avatar so much fancy themselves when it comes to motoring lol
wickedteen

dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph … dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this


EPIC FAIL!
Streetview to confirm lack of limit.

70 otherwise
virus

Anyway, back to the OP.....I know what speed limits are nationally … Anyway, back to the OP.....I know what speed limits are nationally (unlike some on this thread) - is there a site to check speed limits on a specific piece of road?



As I said, google street view it if you have the time.
A dual carriageway is never 50mph for a car is it, so it must have been wrong.
greg_68

A dual carriageway is never 50mph for a car is it, so it must have been … A dual carriageway is never 50mph for a car is it, so it must have been wrong.



err if its within a 50mph limit then yes....
wickedteen

dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph … dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this



Quoted for utter stupidity. Time and time again you do this to yourself wickedteen. Match the attitude with common sense and you might be ok.
vibeone

err if its within a 50mph limit then yes....



What I meant is it's never 50mph in a none built up area (as stated in the op)
greg_68

What I meant is it's never 50mph in a none built up area (as stated in … What I meant is it's never 50mph in a none built up area (as stated in the op)



No it could well be.

Top of my head:
A45 between M42 and Cov... 60mph
A34 south of the M60... 50 mph

Neither particularly built up, the A45 especially so.

It depends on the local groups involved etc, there is no set rule based on built up areas etc. No signs - 70mph, otherwise as signed.

There are loads of 50mph dual carriageways in non-built up areas brah.
Edited by: "vibeone" 9th Nov 2010
A24 near worthing.
It'll be 70Mph unless you where driving a goods vehicle, bus or towing trailer.
wickedteen

dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph … dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this



well you obviously haven't
FAIL
Funny as **** lol
W1zz

So now we know who we have to blame when were stuck behind a car on the … So now we know who we have to blame when were stuck behind a car on the dual carriageway, where the a car overtaking a lorry, both going 60mph.Lesson #2 - On a 2 lane round-about, which lane do you use when turning right?Cos I'm sure that ain't taught any more. Been cut up so many times when the left hand lane driver decides to turn right when I'm going straight on.



http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/@dg/@en/documents/digitalasset/dg_070540.jpg
Is "wickedteen" going to reply??......
Dantooine

Is "wickedteen" going to reply??......


Would you!?
Usually wickedteen posts his inaccurate **** and then doesn't bother to come back.

He does this a lot.
wickedteen

dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph … dual carriageway is 60mph ie; national speed limit, you can only do 70mph on a motorway, have you taken your test yet, as you should know this



Oh the ironing. X)
greg_68

What I meant is it's never 50mph in a none built up area (as stated in … What I meant is it's never 50mph in a none built up area (as stated in the op)



Jesus Christ man! If there's signage to indicate an enforceable speed limit, regardless of the type of road category you're on - that's the limit - LOL! X)
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