ChatterBank1 min ago
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BigB - the question was about the national speed limit. That is the limit that applies in the absence of any marked limit, such as 50 m.p.h. For a car or motorcycle etc, the answer is as southportram says.
JudgeJ is of course right about goods vehicle speeds. I just wish I could see the occasional one in compliance.
The National speed limit varies according to the classification of the vehicle being driven and the type of road.
Unfortunately most speed limit signs appear to be targetted at cars, eg 60 or 70mph signs, whereas LGVs, PCVs and in particular [touchy subject] White Van Drivers are all subject to much lower limits.
Try pointing that out the next time a Tranny tries pushing you out of the way!