Speed limits and traffic cameras

Speed limits and exemptions for different types of vehicles and roads, enforcement, fines and traffic cameras.

Guidance and regulation

  1. Speed limits

    A limit of 30 miles per hour or 48 kilometres per hour usually applies to all traffic on all roads with street lighting

  2. Setting local speed limits
  3. Local speed limit schemes: appraisal tool

News and communications

  1. Consultation on armoured vehicle speeds launched

    • Department for Transport
    • News story
  2. Farmers set to benefit from increase in tractor weights and speeds

    • Department for Transport
    • News story
  3. Agricultural tractor and trailer weight and speed limit regulations

    • Department for Transport
    • Written statement
  4. Smart motorways and enforcing variable speed limits

    • Closed organisation: Highways Agency
    • Government response
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Policy and engagement

  1. M6 junction 16 to 19: introducing variable speed limits
  2. Military armoured track laying vehicles: increasing speed limits
  3. M1 junction 19 to junction 16 smart motorway variable speed limits
  1. M1 junctions 31 to 32: variable speed limits

    • Closed organisation: Highways Agency
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 09 December 2013
  2. Improving Beaconsfield town centre for cyclists and pedestrians

    • Department for Transport
    • Case study
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Transparency

  1. Speed cameras on the A282

    • Highways England
    • Foi release
  2. M20 variable speed limit data

    • Highways England
    • Foi release
  3. M40 junction 1 to 1a speed enforcement FOI

    • Highways England
    • Foi release
  4. M25 junction 9 to 10 speed cameras FOI

    • Highways England
    • Foi release
  5. A47/A143 Speed Limit Order FOI

    • Highways England
    • Foi release
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