Driving – 1

Vehicle Speeds

To help reduce the number of accidents and carbon dioxide emissions, the following maximum speed limits should be put in place;

  • Motorways and dual carriageways – 100 km/h;
  • Major ‘A’ Roads – 90 km/h;
  • Other main roads – 80 km/h;
  • ‘B’ roads and dual carriageways in built-up areas – 70 km/h;
  • Minor roads – 60 km/h;
  • Built-up areas – 50 km/h.

Also, all vehicles should have installed:

  • A speed restrictor which prevents them from travelling more than 110 km/h;
  • A Tachograph, which shows if a driver has not had at least a twenty minute break every two hours of continuous driving.

If one breaks the speed limit, the driver is fined as follows:

  • Up to 10 km/h over the limit – £100.00;
  • Up to 20 km/h over the limit – £150.00 plus one point on one’s driving licence;
  • Up to 30 km/h over the limit – £200.00 plus two points on one’s driving licence;
  • Up to 40 km/h over the limit – £250.00 plus three points on one’s driving licence;
  • Up to 50 km/h over the limit – £300.00 plus four points on one’s driving licence;
  • Over 50 km/h over the limit – £350.00 plus five points on one’s driving licence.

The points are to remain on the licence for five years.  If a total of ten points is accumulated, the licence is revoked for five years.

If one does not take a twenty minute break after two hours continuous driving, then one is to be fined £50.00.

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