Whats The National Speed Limit On Dual Carriageways?

For cars.

I know the answer, But surprising how many people I know don't or get it wrong.

Answer without googling or looking at the highway code.

48 Comments

70 mph...

Banned

I have always driven 70 on duel. I maybe wrong?

50. .............

70 on dual and 60 on single i think

70mph.
The one that used to get people at BT was the speed limit for vans on National speed limit roads.

60 dual 50 single

60 dual

i dont drive and even i know its 60

100% sure without any googling in a car it's 70Mph

70... some people think 60 tho

Borat;8610308

70 on dual and 60 on single i think



100% correct (except it's 10mph less for vans on both dual and single carriageways).

PraxxtorCruel;8610306

50. .............



niggit;8610315

60 dual 50 single



lprangle21;8610323

60 dual



khy86;8610343

i dont drive and even i know its 60



Why would you say this when you must be on a computer to post it and so able to Google?

dft.gov.uk/pgr…gif

56 for lorries!

Original Poster

Wow, Most of you are correct, It just surprises me how many people have insisted to me it was 60 mph, Lots of people tend to drive around 60 mph on dual carriageways and perhaps it's because they don't know the highway code.

Anyway the correct answer is indeed 70 mph for cars providing their not towing etc.

Now defining a single carriageway and a dual carriageway is a slightly different matter. Single carriageways can have multiple lanes.

Some info ]here

Banned

Is there a minimum? I often see mopeds going 40 mph in the slow lane.
I do cycle to work on a duel but there is a 'cycle lane' available so I'm guessing I don't have to go minimum MPH?

i was sure it was 60mph im suprised its 70 thanks

JonnyTwoToes;8610382

Is there a minimum? I often see mopeds going 40 mph in the slow lane.I do … Is there a minimum? I often see mopeds going 40 mph in the slow lane.I do cycle to work on a duel but there is a 'cycle lane' available so I'm guessing I don't have to go minimum MPH?


Slow lane?! Speed limit is the same on both the left and overtaking lane.

Original Poster

deek72;8610356

100% correct (except it's 10mph less for vans on both dual and single … 100% correct (except it's 10mph less for vans on both dual and single carriageways).Why would you say this when you must be on a computer to post it and so able to Google?http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/speedmanagement/coll_newdirectionsinspeedmanagem/dft_rdsafety_504682-4.gif



Because that would be cheating.

Original Poster

SABJ;8610399

i was sure it was 60mph im suprised its 70 thanks



No more slowing the traffic flow now then..!!!

Next question

What's the speed limit in a 30 mph zone?















Joking.

Banned

I'm also shocked shauneco when I asked some people at work, yeah it's 60 they said. Also scary how many people don't know what this sign means

http://www.dft.gov.uk/trafficsignsimages/images/SignImages/480x480/642.jpg

shauneco;8610403

Because that would be cheating.



Ahh, I didn't realise it was a quiz :oops:

Coat..........?

lumoruk;8610424

I'm also shocked shauneco when I asked some people at work, yeah it's 60 … I'm also shocked shauneco when I asked some people at work, yeah it's 60 they said. Also scary how many people don't know what this sign means


No stopping

I have to admit I'm quite surprised at the responses as I assumed this was a trick question given I thought it was obvious it was 70mph, if it was 60mph they wouldn't need 60mph terminal signs when changing back to single carriageway.

John

shauneco;8610417

No more slowing the traffic flow now then..!!!Next question What's the … No more slowing the traffic flow now then..!!!Next question What's the speed limit in a 30 mph zone?Joking.




:giggle: stop trying to catch me out :? ha

i never hog the fast lane im good like tht :thumbsup: heehee i do drive too fast somtimes tho so its good to know i can do 70 and not get points thanks :-D

SABJ;8610435

:giggle: stop trying to catch me out :? hai never hog the fast lane im … :giggle: stop trying to catch me out :? hai never hog the fast lane im good like tht :thumbsup: heehee i do drive too fast somtimes tho so its good to know i can do 70 and not get points thanks :-D


Fast Lane?! Speed limit is the same in all lanes on a dual carriageway or motorway (unless otherwise directed).

70mph cars and m/cycles, 60 mph most vans and trucks up to 7.5t, and 50mph over 7.5t trucks..

Paddy_o_furniture;8610447

Fast Lane?! Speed limit is the same in all lanes on a dual carriageway or … Fast Lane?! Speed limit is the same in all lanes on a dual carriageway or motorway (unless otherwise directed).



yes i know it is but its known as the slow lane and fast lane :thumbsup:

where im from anyway :-D

Banned

Paddy_o_furniture;8610400

Slow lane?! Speed limit is the same on both the left and overtaking lane.



So Scooters aren't allowed?

SABJ;8610458

yes i know it is but its known as the slow lane and fast lane … yes i know it is but its known as the slow lane and fast lane :thumbsup:where im from anyway :-D


I'm in the North East too

JonnyTwoToes;8610462

So Scooters aren't allowed?


Allowed where?

8mph on mi crip cruzer

Banned

Paddy_o_furniture;8610467

Allowed where?



On Duels? They can only go 40mph.

A multi lane road is only a dual carriage way if it has a central reservation to separate the carriage ways. This is a very important consideration, i.e. not all "layman" dual carriage ways are dual carriage ways as per the defined term. If the road is not a dual carriage way, normal rules apply (i.e. 60 if national speed limit, otherwise as signs indicate). If it is a dual carriage way as defined, the limit is 70 mph.

JonnyTwoToes;8610502

On Duels? They can only go 40mph.


I never understood the question TBH, don''t know much about scooters/highway code for scooters. But if they are allowed in the outside/middle lanes of motorways or duel carriageways the maximum permitted speed will be the same in both lanes (40Mph) as you state, hence no fast or slow lane.

lumoruk;8610424

Also scary how many people don't know what this sign means

It's a Clearway sign - no stopping, waiting or parking.

pghstochaj;8610511

A multi lane road is only a dual carriage way if it has a central … A multi lane road is only a dual carriage way if it has a central reservation to separate the carriage ways. This is a very important consideration, i.e. not all "layman" dual carriage ways are dual carriage ways as per the defined term. If the road is not a dual carriage way, normal rules apply (i.e. 60 if national speed limit, otherwise as signs indicate). If it is a dual carriage way as defined, the limit is 70 mph.




I always thought carriageway was one word. :?

I thought dual carriageway was 40mph tbh

SABJ;8610458

yes i know it is but its known as the slow lane and fast lane … yes i know it is but its known as the slow lane and fast lane :thumbsup:where im from anyway :-D



Only by dimwits.;-)

70......

I'm amazed nobody has pointed out that the speed limit on a dual carriageway is only 40mph if you're an old man with big ears and a hat on, driving a really small car. For women it's 35mph, you must have your seat fully forward, nose touching the steering wheel and stay in the right lane.

Pretty sure it's 60 when there's no central reservation separating the traffic, otherwise it's 70.

moob;8611758

Pretty sure it's 60 when there's no central reservation separating the … Pretty sure it's 60 when there's no central reservation separating the traffic, otherwise it's 70.



Isn't that how you define a Dual Carriageway?;-)
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