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A question about vehicle speed limits or rather speed restrictions.

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Re: A question about vehicle speed limits or rather speed restrictions.

The last time the speed limit on motorways was changed was when it was raised from 50mph to 70mph.
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Re: A question about vehicle speed limits or rather speed restrictions.

Yes, The M1 (around Northampton I think but may have been further north) was being used to test AC Cobras at reported speeds in excess of 120mph, this led directly to the 70mph speed limit being imposed.
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Re: A question about vehicle speed limits or rather speed restrictions.

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the lower 55 limit on goods vehicles is based around the speed limiters they have to be fitted with by law (anything over 3.5ton gvw) which necessarily are based around the national limit on single track roads /
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Re: A question about vehicle speed limits or rather speed restrictions.

I thought the main limiters were for 90kph and 100kph, so about 56 and 62mph respectively.
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Re: A question about vehicle speed limits or rather speed restrictions.

OK, I read Petlew's link and it reiterates what I said in reply # 4, the majority of the trip is on Dual and Motorway so I'll at least be able to get up to 70. Well it's as aerodynamic as a brick on a skateboard, so I'll try to get up to 70.