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Vehicles speeding on single carriageways in Great Britain (UK) 2014, by type

This graph shows the percentage of vehicles exceeding the speed limit on single carriageways in Great Britain in 2014, by vehicle type. The speed limit for motorcycles, cars and light goods vehicles was 60 mph, for cars towing and buses and coaches 70 mph, and for heavy goods vehicles 40 mph. This helps explain why so many HGVs exceeded the speed limit.

Percentage of vehicles exceeding speed limits on single carriageways in Great Britain (UK) in 2014, by vehicle type

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Release date

May 2015

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2014

Supplementary notes

The standard motorway speed limit is 60 mph with exceptions stated below:
* Speed limit 50 mph
** Speed limit 40 mph.
*** Some HGVs' speed limits are based on load weight and so do not appear in the data, this statistic is based on 3 axle rigid HGVs which have a limit of 40 mph.

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