Speed limits are set by national and local government as a means of both preventing accidents and reducing their severity when they do occur. They may also be used for other reasons such as improving traffic flow and reducing the impact of motor vehicles on the environment.

Different vehicles have different speed limits on certain types of road and it is up to drivers to ensure that they know the speed limit for their vehicles at all times.

This topic details the circumstances and regulations that affect the speed limits for different vehicles on UK roads.

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