Average vehicle speed on motorways in the United Kingdom (UK), 2014

Average speed on motorways in Great Britain in 2014, by vehicle type (in mph)

by Statista Research Department, last edited May 29, 2015
Average vehicle speed on motorways in the United Kingdom (UK), 2014 This graph shows the average speed of different vehicles on motorways in Great Britain in 2014. Most vehicles have a speed limit of 70 mph on the motorway. Cars towing and most heavy goods vehicles have a limit of 60 mph. All vehicles had an average speed within their respective speed limits with buses, coaches, and articulated HGVs tending to be the slowest.
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Average speed on motorways in Great Britain in 2014, by vehicle type (in mph)

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Vehicle typeMiles per hour
Motorcycles68
Cars68
Cars towing*57
Light Goods68
Buses/coaches58
Rigid heavy goods vehicles**60
Articulated heavy goods vehicles**54
Vehicle typeMiles per hour
Motorcycles68
Cars68
Cars towing*57
Light Goods68
Buses/coaches58
Rigid heavy goods vehicles**60
Articulated heavy goods vehicles**54
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by Statista Research Department, last edited May 29, 2015
This graph shows the average speed of different vehicles on motorways in Great Britain in 2014. Most vehicles have a speed limit of 70 mph on the motorway. Cars towing and most heavy goods vehicles have a limit of 60 mph. All vehicles had an average speed within their respective speed limits with buses, coaches, and articulated HGVs tending to be the slowest.
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