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Speed Limits With Trailer

UK National speed limits

You mustn’t drive faster than the speed limit for the type of road and your type of vehicle. The speed limit is the absolute maximum - it doesn’t mean it’s safe to drive at this speed in all conditions.

 A speed limit of 30 miles per hour (mph) or 48 kilometres per hour (km/h) usually applies, unless you see signs showing otherwise.

Type of vehicle

Built-up areas mph(km/h)

Single carriageways mph (km/h)

Dual carriageways mph (km/h)

Motorways mph (km/h)

Cars towing caravans or trailers (including car-derived vans and motorcycles)

30 (48)

50 (80)

60 (96)

60 (96)

European Speed limits for Passenger Cars & Vans with trailers (Vehicles below 3.5t)

Information from the European Commission @ http://ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety/going_abroad/index_en.htm.

Standard Speed Limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

Country

Urban roads

Non-urban roads

Motorways/expressways

Austria

 50km/h

100km/h100 km/h for passenger cars or vans towing a light trailer of less than 750 kg 
80km/h70/80 km/h for passenger cars or vans towing a trailer between 750 kg and 3.5 t 

100km/h100 km/h for passenger cars or vans towing a light trailer of less than 750 kg
80km/h
80 km/h for passenger cars or vans towing a trailer between 750 kg and 3.5 t 

Belgium

50km/h
Pedestrain zone20 km/h in residential areas

cycle and cars30 km/h near schools and in streets with cycle paths

90km/hDual carriageways

120km/hDual carriageways

Bulgaria

50km/h

70km/h

100km/h
90km/h

Croatia

50km/h

80km/h

90km/h

Cyprus

50km/h

50km/h

50km/h

Czech Republic

50km/h

50km/h

50km/h

Denmark

50km/h

70km/h

80km/h

Estonia

50km/h

90km/h

90km/h

Finland

50km/h

80km/h

80km/h

France

50km/h

90km/h
80 km/h in rainy/wet conditions
50 km/h if the visibility is less than 50 m

130km/h110km/h
100 km/h in rainy/wet conditions
50 km/h if the visibility is less than 50 m

Germany

50km/h

80km/h

80km/h
For vehicle combinations up to 3.5 t with special technical equipment: 100 km/h

Greece

50km/h

80km/h

100km/h90km/h80km/h

Hungary

50km/h

70km/h

80km/h

Ireland

50km/h

80km/h

80km/h

Italy

50km/h

70km/h

80km/h

Latvia

50km/h

90km/h

 

Liechtenstein

50km/h

80km/h

 

Lithuania

50km/h

90km/hRoads with asphalt and concrete cover – 90 km/h
Other roads – 70 km/h
For drivers with under 2 years of driving experience – 70 km/h

90km/h

Luxembourg

50km/h

75km/h

90km/h

Malta

40km/h

60km/h

60km/h

Netherlands

50km/h

80km/h

90km/h

Norway

50km/h

80km/h

80km/h

Poland

50km/h
50 km/h (5 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
60 km/h (11 p.m. – 5 a.m.)

70km/h80 km/h on dual carriageway

80km/h

Portugal

50km/h

70km/h

100km/h80km/h

Romania

50km/h

80km/h90km/h

120km/h

Slovakia

50km/h

90km/h

130km/h
90km/h 90 km/h in built-up areas

Spain

50km/h40 km/h if carrying dangerous goods

70km/h Non-urban roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m)
10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods

80km/h Non-urban roads with hard shoulder (>1.5 m) or dual carriageway10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods

80km/h
90km/h10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods

Sweden

50km/h

70km/h

80km/h

Switzerland

50km/h

80km/h

80km/h