Speed limits are a maximum,

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Top Ten Tips To Stay Within The Limit

Speed limits set the maximum speed for that road. However, there are many circumstances when it is not safe to drive at that speed. Examples of situations where drivers should drive at lower speeds than the limits are:

  • Around schools at opening and closing times
  • When children are about (especially residential areas, near playgrounds or parks)
  • On busy, narrow roads
  • Where parked vehicles reduce the width of the road
  • On rural roads which are narrow, bendy and hilly and visibility is restricted
  • In poor weather or reduced visibility
  • On wet, icy or snowy roads
  • At roadworks.

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